posted on May, 20 2008 @ 06:01 PM
reply to post by JPhish
Not to be cynical about thigns but, isn't that always the way it has been? the woman has always traded herself for the most succesful male, in our
soceity that is the male with the most money, it's a product of capitalism.
Women aren't doing anything different to how it's always been. Happily there are still some women who listen to what their emotions say and marry
only for love without taking any logical tools to the problem. Money and other thigns don't come into love.
I think though that marriage is an old and stupid idea. I think two people who are living together should get the same benefits and financial help as
a married couple. I often wonder why we allow our system to favour the married when it is in our modern worl nothing more than a piece of paper. It's
hoscking that out of the couples i know, the long term married are far less happy than the long term partnered and unmarried.
As for women giving up their name for their married husband, well i don't get that either. It's supposed to be a sign of being part of that family
but why done's the man give up his name? I wouldn't give up mine simply becuase i love my name, if the woman i married didn't wantot give it up i
wouldn't be that hurt as long as she was faithful. However i intend t not get married simply because i think it's archaic. The sad fact is i will
probably get married simply becuase of the financial benefits.
Again i will make the point though, why do our governments offer extra incentives for the married couple? Divorce is at an all time high, it's far
easier than people realise, it's about time we give the same benefits to unmarried, long term couples, especially if they have children.
Oh and as for abortion, well i don't really care. It's not life until blood is infused into it (one of the popes said that). there is also i thin a
bible passage that syas "life is in the blood". Abortion is the womans choice and i agree with it fully. A child bought into this world should be
cared for, if it's unwanted it won't be cared for like it should and so abortion can be a good thing.
[edit on 20-5-2008 by ImaginaryReality1984]