Bledsoe (1976:372) describes that men want to marry to improve their position by having access to women's production and reproduction. Women marry for male labor or wealth, which often goes to her family. From this perspective, it becomes immediately clear that women hold power that men need to improve their social position. Women do not simply marry because they have no capital and need a provider, but it is rather a mutually beneficial exchange that both parties need. Since women do the majority of agricultural work and domestic work, men gain power by marrying as many women as possible (Bledsoe, 1976:376).
They believe that the right of a man to marry many wives is undervaluing the role of a wife and her equality in the marriage. This can play a significant role in the mental health of a wife. They also claim that a polygamy environment is a perfect feeding ground for a child sex predator. Some young girls raised in a polygamy setting are married off as early as the age of 13, usually to a husband that is 50 years old or older. A 13-year-old is not old enough to consent to marriage and yet she will be subjected to marriage duties such as sex.
Freedom shows an alteration cultures to culture. The dictionary.com defines freedom as “the power to exercise choice and make decisions without constraint from within or without; autonomy; self-determination.”The freedom to dream, and the freedom to follow a dream is a matter of life and death, if a person wants to live a life that is complete and full in every dimension of that life. If someone is bereft of his/her freedom, s/he wouldn’t feel like an honourable human being. When freedom is guaranteed to the community, people can think and express themselves as what they want to without any suspicion.
This peer pressure is undoubtedly inflicting objective harm causing students to feel unhappy (Wade 18). The hookup culture has taken an arguably new form that wasn’t seen before, which is that casual sex is now the norm (Wade 49). This new form occurs when American’s shifted out of the Victorian Era and into the Industrial Era. Women during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s had all the power in a man and woman relationship; they “decided” what happened and just how fast something would happen (Wade 59). However, when men made increasingly more money, women needed them, which led to dating and the end of courting.
Some will agree traditional marriage has always been between a man and a woman; however, history shows that same-sex marriage did exist in past times. Research states that traditional marriage was between a man and women of the same race (Pro/Con, Should Gay Marriage be Legal?, 2012). This shows that people have evolved to new things. Also people have allowed others to make their own decisions with who they marry. In addition, “Official unions between homosexual couples have been common in many countries, with the ceremonies performed in churches” (Pro/Con, Should Gay Marriage be Legal?, 2012).
CONTEXTUALIZATION OF POLYGAMY Introduction Someone may ask, what is Polygamy? It is a custom of having more than one wife and is a phenomenon with African people in almost all societies, acceptable and valid form of marriage. “It has existed from the time of Lamech, the first polygamist on earth, and the names of the wives are, Ada and Zillah.” (Genesis 4:19,23-24, NLT). A man with five or more wives will boast that he was the real man. He was looked upon with respect.
The new age sugar daddy relationship Why do young women date older men? This question has been asked countless times and there are probably a hundred different reasons that can be cited but the universally common reason is money. The rising cost of living and the growing number of young ladies who need rescuing from mounting college student debts have made sugar baby/ sugar daddy relationships popular. You could say this has been this same excuse that women have been using to strip or offer sex for money. Those women could have genuinely been stripping to get through college, there are countless women who started out offering sexual favors for money with legitimate reasons like paying for college, so let 's park the moralistic judgements for a while and discuss why more young women become sugar babies and why a lot of older men are offering to be sugar daddies in New Zealand.
Through the idea of use of space, it has always been the idea that men have greater power so they use more space. Women are expected to be small and not take up room, which is one of the reasons why it may seem weird if the women in the relationship is taller than the man because according to society, bigger means more masculine and more power. Language supports this theory because even through our names, the male name is the one that is taken as a last name when the couple gets married. It is considered against the norm if the male is to take the females last name, “Although few people today would claim that this pattern means that the man actually owns the woman, it does suggest that men expect to have control over their wives” (Macionis 2018: 4.4). One limitation to the symbolic-interaction theory is that it ignores that gender is an important structure that drives society.
During the process of creating a social contract, the people exchange their freedom and natural rights for a stable state, thus giving the sovereign the ability to enact laws. Many believe that the modern day executive branch fulfills the role of Locke’s sovereign, and is responsible for protecting public interests i.e. the natural rights of the people, despite the lack of specific legislation . According to Locke’s theory a law created by the sovereign is only valid if it is related to an individuals natural rights of life, freedom and property. Thus the law “you will not stand on the blood of your neighbor” is valid because it protects the natural right that an individual has to life.
The first issue in hand is Same-Sex Marriage Rights. Same-Sex Marriage should be legal. Marriage is right for everyone. No one should not be able to marry who they love, "Marriage is not only for procreation, otherwise infertile couples or couples not wishing to have children would be prevented from marrying"(Pro). People cannot change who they are attracted to and people cannot change who they are even if they wanted to.