A Brief History of the Terrible Injustices of Traditional Marriage
The oft-quoted “traditional marriage” is exactly the way life should be and the cornerstone of society and kids need a mom and a dad and blah, blah, oh my God, BLAH.
But what about the fact that traditional marriage is hardly the unwavering and universally defined construct that conservatives and religious zealots claim it to be?
What about the fact that the actual traditions in traditional marriage have at times included a husband owning his wife as property, legal marital rape, and the whole shebang only being an option for whites? Would those who fight against the right of LGBT Americans to wed their partners also still defend a husband’s right to rape his wife or seek to reinstitute a permission slip for when blacks seek to marry?
Today’s infographic is brief, but poignant and powerful.
Just whose traditions really deserve to be considered “traditional”, anyway?