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2/27/08 Women’s Studies Lecture Notes Marriage 1. Key Concepts a. Wedding porn – wedding big fluffly celebration which has nothing to do with marriage b. Marrying down, marrying up c. Same sex marriage d. The sexual family e. What is the meaning of marriage? i. Woman wears white to symbolize her virginity, father passing on his daughter, shows the idealization of virginity, etc. ii. Two people saying I will not have sex with anyone else for the rest of my life iii. Ideas of romance and intimacy distracts us from marriages’ other functions iv. Is marriage a commitment to have sex with one person, or a commitment to not have sex with other people? 2. I Do? a. Green card marriage fraud – the definition and expectation from culture differ; normativities are embodied in the law even though they cannot be backed up b. Huge numbers of people who get married and divorce remarry why try to rehabilitate this institution when it harms us? c.
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