Unformatted text preview: from invading life, but apparently can help fend off the psychological assaults that such problems otherwise create" The special protection that supposedly extends to men seems to offer no special protection for women. Women suffer as a result of being married, because marriage is more demanding on women. • A man who is mentally ill is seen by all women as an undesirable partner, while a woman who displays certain mental disorders may still be considered marriageable. The evidence seems to favor few differences in the impact of marriage between men and women should strike the observer forcefully. Marriage may be good for men and of considerably less consequence for women. In a less patriarchal society, marriage will become more equalitarian and possibly, equally good for both sexes....
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