A new publication in Lithosphere(2015),7(5):503 by Mahatsente et al. is revisiting the problem of the relative importance and contribution of the ridge-push force (RPF) in assisting plate motion and controlling the intraplate stress field and addressing the question of whether the RPF can be transmitted in an oceanic plate or is dissipated in a form of intraplate deformation. In particular, the authors evaluate the role of RPF in the stress state of the Nubia-Somalia plate system using a comparison of the magnitudes of RPF to the integrated strength of the oceanic part of the plate.