With the introduction of either great power or great wealth, the elite males in a society began a steady but gradual shift in the values of the institiution of polygamy. The focus often shifted, to accommodate the personal desires of elite males as much as the original purpose. Many factors such as religion, ecology and social history shaped the final form the system of polygamy would take. But in general, the final product usually assumed one of two possible versions: 1. Its original indigenous version that is female driven and matriarchal in scope.
These historical events changed people's views and attitudes towards certain parts of their life, this included marriage, love, social class and women in general. In the 19th century marriage for women was based on wealth and social status as well as pressure from family to wed, women were also a sort of 'legal slave', they did whatever their husbands told them to do, all of their assets were given to them directly after marriage (they had no independent wealth) and their main role was to bear children. This
woman have legal equality with men, although they still do not have status equality with men (that is, males still tend to have generally higher social status than women). 3. Marxist Feminism. a. Capitalist class relationships are the root cause of female oppression, exploitation and discrimination. Men are socialised into exploitative relationships in relation to work and they carry this socialisation over into the home and their relationship to women.
and the Ph.D.’s, “one of the dire predictions about educated women is true; today, more of them are “marrying down.” She goes on to say that “there isn’t a shred of evidence that such marriages are less satisfying than marriages in which men have equal or higher education than their wives” (p3). “Today’s women earn almost sixty percent of all bachelor degrees and more than half of master’s and Ph.D.’s. “Many people believe that while this may be good for women as income-earners, it bodes ill for martial prospects (p1). This ill feeling was clearly depicted in Annike Bengzton’s “Prime Time”, where her boyfriend felt that Annike was abandoning her family by choosing her job over attending a prior family engagement. This change did not occur overnight.
Affirmative View: Jory (2010), argues that power is apportioned between husbands and wives based on the relative resources that each contribute to the family. Research indicates that among American men, educational attainment and occupational prestige is the greatest resources, and the greater these men are perceived powerful within the family. This research suggests that these individuals became heads of household because they have access to educational and financial resources in society, not because of any divine right or natural biological processes. Research conducted in the United States found that when men made substantially more income than their wives, they were more likely to exert greater power in financial decision-making when compared to husbands who made about the
Course: Academic Writing Instructor’s name: Alena E.Maksakova Student’s name: Mariyam Yasin Argumentative essay: Final Version Date: 27 April 2013 Consensual Marriage VS Civil Marriage Marriage is a cultural institution which unique legal status is recognized by governments all over the world. Among different types of marriages the following two are the most common: a consensual marriage and a civil marriage. Nowadays, more and more people prefer to live together without any document formalization. They believe that this form of marriage will help them to understand their potential future partner better and thus, to figure out if both of the partners are ready to share marital obligations, rights, responsibilities, and all the other legal parts implied by marriage. This form of relationships may be good and can help people avoid disappointment later.
Fenby (2008, p.361) states that after social reforms were publicized, the custom of marriage more than one wife at the same time, the sale of girls and female infanticide were forbidden. Furthermore, wives were announced to be equal to their husbands. Thus, over a million women draw advantage from new divorce law. Even though the law brought many benefits for women in modern society, it has missed many details and needed to refine. This essay presents the changing roles of women and men at home, at work and in society happening in both rural and urban areas.
There are cultures and religions that have arranged marriages. Arranged marriages are very common in several countries. Some marry due to pregnancy. The divorce rate is higher in couples that get married early rather than later. It is really sad because marriage is supposed to be forever.
Michael Winter Dr Wagner Eng 105 18 Nov. 2010 The Struggle of Relationships From the past to present, people all over the world have it set in their minds to get married because they love their partner so much that they want to spend the rest of their lives with them. However, some couples are unable to maintain their relationship for whatever reason; they have no other choice but to choose divorce, which is one of the solutions to cope with problems between husband and wife. Most people in today’s society think carefully before they get married. However, the divorce rates tend to continually increase nowadays, making the argument that divorces can be taken place easier than in the past. There are three main causes of divorce: changing woman’s roles, stress in modern living, and a lack of communication.
Running Head: GENDER DIFFERENCES Gender Differences in Short-Term Memory SC-PNG-0000009299 Alwin Aanand Thomson American Degree Program SEGi College Penang Abstract Females have a stronger short-term memory than males. To test short-term memory, I created an experiment in which the subject would be asked to recall a list of ten terms. On average, females remembered a greater percentage of the terms than males. Women were more likely to come up with a creative way to remember the terms, revealing a better ability to adapt and respond to uncertainty. Men are often hired over women, and men make more money than women.