Breviarul (de)mistificărilor. Lisa M. Douglas

Șapte cuvinte despre mariajul tradițional în trecut (6/7)

Our ancestors hoped for in a “traditional marriage” isn’t quite the roses and white picket fence that they believe it to be. Even though the definition of marriage as “an agreement between two people” has never changed, if you take a look into history it seems as though the idea of traditional marriage has.

* Arranged marriages weren’t the only third-party agreements that were made. Many women found themselves in unique instances in which it would be required for them to be married. If a woman was raped, she would often have to marry her rapist; if her sister’s husband was left a widow, she would have to marry her late sister’s husband. The illusion of choice is hardly new for women.

* Women didn’t necessarily choose to be intimate with their husbands. In a traditional marriage, it could rightly be assumed that a wife would have the choice to be intimate with

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