Originally Posted by Magdlyn
It's obvious from reading ancient literature, or even old lit, such as Shakespeare, the Bible and Victorian/Edwardian lit, that marriage was a form of slavery for a long time. Women were considered to be outright chattel of their husbands, in a class with the children and the owned slaves, to be done with as the man willed, including imprisonment, rape and beatings.
This is still true in many parts of the world where these traditions still hold. Of course, it might not even be monogamy, but polygyny, with attendant punishments meted out upon the wives and the men that prey upon them.
Our Western culture still holds onto vestiges of these practices.
Fair enough. I would agree.
Of course, women were also rescued out of sinking ships and burning buildings before men. Nor did they have to burrow through granite to make the New York City subway grid. Inferiority seems to have its advantages.
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Last edited by feelyunicorn; 06-02-2012 at 06:27 PM.