The wife of Bath indicates that woman should hold back sex in order to gain authority in marriage. Sex becomes a tool to exchange for wealth and wealth ensures the autonomy of woman in the marriage. What’s interesting is that these two plays hold contrast views toward marriage, the taming of the shrew indicates that woman should be a hundred percent obedient to her husband while the wife of Bath believes that woman should be given a hundred percent freedom in order to reach a happy marriage, but both regard marriage as a commodity to trade or to exchange. I think it will be interesting to try to deal with the topic- the authority of marriage- by comparing and contrasting these two great works. Second.
Whereas, the couples must love each other unconditionally and decide on choosing each other without the input of anyone else but themselves, it is assumed that “married couples should be best friends, sharing their most intimate feelings and secrets. They should express affection openly but also talk candidly about problems. And of course they should be sexually faithful to each other.” (Coontz 381) In my opinion, I do not agree with Stephanie Coontz saying George Shaw theory of marriage has unrealistic expectations even though each culture has their own interpretation of marriage. No matter what each culture is different, if they believe that having more than one wife or having cospouses it is their choice and some will stay true to the values they were raised on. Finally, Coontz brought forth if someone is not marrying for love but just for the status then what is the point of getting married.
Gebusi relationships were defined by things that one gave or did not give to others. b. Gebusi gender roles and sexual practices While modern societies, particularly in North America, anguish over such alleged problems as “same-sex marriage,” the Gebusi appear content with sexual diversity including ritual homosexuality. The women in Gebusi land seem to always take the blame when things go wrong even if it wasn’t their fault, like in the case of Dugawe. The men weren’t as hurt as the women (who wept) when an infant dies. The Gebusi’s usually married outside of their clan.
It also acts as a conservative force and believes it causes retention of traditional values. This can be recognised in the bible through the 12 disciples of whom were all male. Another is that teachings are generally conducted through male priests. Woodhead 2002 acknowledges this exclusion of women from priesthood as a sign of churches deep unease of emancipation of women generally. However it can be argued that times are changing and more and more women are becoming priests.
Morrison feels that women should work together with kindness and be generous towards each other. According to Morrison’s view female power differs from male power. It is because besides the obvious physiological differences, there are also different ways in which men and women speak, behave, and think. In order for us to understand men and women’s nature, society must do away with human subjectivity and look closer to what’s ahead. After years of male power and dominance, women have now risen against it.
Many people live together before they are married, and co-habitation is becoming more and more popular in today’s society. This means a man and woman are living together within a sexual relationship without being married. Though many people don’t think this is a big deal, some Christians may argue against this. Absolutist Christians may argue against co-habitation, as having a sexual relationship outside of marriage is seen believed to be a sin as they believe sex should be saved for marriage. This is because a woman’s virginity is seen as their holy innocence- you can only loose it once, so it can not be repented for.
The negative attitude towards Mr. Collins is due to his obvious insensibility and his serious obligations to Lady Catherine. She hates Mr. Darcy too, for several reasons like his extreme pride and breaking up the unity between her sister and Mr. Bingley. But both the gentlemen, unaware of her mindset, expect that Elizabeth would readily accept the offers. Furthermore, both the gentlemen possess a high account of their social back ground and have a feeling that Elizabeth is much inferior in her status. For instance, Mr. Collins says recovering Lady Catherine’s words, “Let her be an active…..not brought up high” justifying his choice.
I don't see why they should have to leave the state that they are in just to go to a different state the recognizes legal marriages between the same sex. They are not hurting anyone by marrying someone of the same sex. They have the right to marry just as a man and woman do. As I stated before god would want us all to be happy and be able to live life. Everyone breaks the laws of the bible at some point you are suppose to love honor and obey the one you marry until death do you part but a lot of people break that rule and get divorced.
In 1960’s homosexual organizations known as the Gay Liberation groups have worked in a number of countries and the U.S to urge society to have a tolerate attitude toward homosexuality (Bidstrup, 2005). Many people have their different views on gay marriage. My mom had a total different view from me. She said, “Many people believe that to be gay is not normal, but I think everybody has a choice to make in life, to be accepted by society. Personally, I don’t believe in same sex marriages.
In “The Storm”, Chopin expresses her opinion and idea to speak for marriage women’s sexual desire in the late1800’s. Back to the story, sexuality is not only fulfills Calixta’s sexual desire and also gives her joy and satisfaction. To be more specific, this story focused on the storm, love, sex, and marriage. At that period of time, Chopin conveys to the readers that women don’t have much opportunities and powers to speak for themselves. The author illustrates to all the women how lonely and dependently women have in the family.