ARTL 100 The Costs and Benefits of Marriage

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ARTL 100 – The Costs and Benefits of Marriage 21:34 What is marriage?  Typical definition is an institution between a man and a woman whereby a  special kind of social and legal dependence for the purpose founding an  maintaining a family and close union Can it be different because of same sex marriage  Also known as the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as a  husband or wife in a legal, consensual, and contractual relationship Also known as a ‘legal union’ between a man and a woman o ‘common-law marriage’ Darwin’s List To Marriage  o Children o Constant companion o Someone to love and beloved o Having someone to take care of the home o Charms of music and female chit-chat o Good for health o Hospitable environment o but consumes large amount of time o spend life just working o lack of solitude Not to Marriage o Freedom to go where one liked
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o Choice of Society and little of it o Conversation of clever men at clubs o Not forced to visit relatives  o Expense and anxiety of children o Quarrelling with wife and family  o Loss of time o Cannot read in the evenings o Fatness and idleness o Less money for personal wants Michelangelo  Saw his personal success and wealth as his children His art was his children Rights of Married couples Right to receive property and/or support in future if union ends File joint tax returns Receive distributions from estates without estate tax Receive survivors benefits from retirement plans and social security Obtain ‘family’ health insurance and employment benefits Automatic access to partners property of he/she/ dies Cohabitate together = ‘legal stranger’ Five Dimensions of Marriage Marriage of an organizer Marriage as a contract Marriage as a social good Marriage as a sacrament and covenant Marriage as a “communicative reality” Often in the past it was important to marry a family member, to keep wealth in the  family Endogamy – marrying someone from your own group (ethnic, class, religion,  family) Exogamy – marrying outside one’s group
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ARTL 100 – Root Causes 21:34 Root Causes – the underlying causes/problems common to many of the issues  manifesting in our world Violence Too many resources go to the defense department and warfare 17.5% of women have survived rape Gender inequality Women earn less for the same amount of work Women aren’t given the same rights as men Paradigm shift – the transformation of the way humans perceive life via a radical  change in the thinking from an accepted viewpoint to a new belief Worldwidevisionaries.org
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