Sunday, May 14, 2006

Mothers Day

Here is an article, The Myth of Marriage, that may not resonate with the greeting card moments of this Mothers day, but nevertheless has some important points to ponder.

Marriage may have been invented for motherhood, to "insure" (on average) that children (and their moms) were given proper support during their long period of helplessness. Marriage became a vessel for transmitting property rights, of course, and among the nobility and royalty, for transmitting power.

Moms have not faired very well under the pretenses of traditional marriage, and so this article might suggest a progressive direction to take.