The Shifting Meaning of Marriage

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In these times of national debate over the meaning of marriage, it’s important to remember how much feminists have achieved in shifting the meaning of marriage.   In a send-up of a Christian fundamentalist, Betty Bowers explains what a traditional Bible-based marriage is in this video.

Some things are shocking, such as a rape victim should marry her rapist.   This”traditional marriage”stuff reminds us both how loony the fundamentalist Christian right is, but also reminds us to draw strength in current  debates over marriage.   It was, after all, only a couple of decades ago that marital rape exceptions were removed.   Fortunately, we are further from the Handmaid’s Tale than we sometimes might fear.

H/T Joe. My. God.

-Darren Rosenblum

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