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joy faber

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Do you think marriage, as a social commitment device, still works? Or did it ever work?

I'd like to see what people think of marriage as a social commitment device.

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  • Dec 21 2011: I think the concept of marriage works stronger in societies where gender roles are unequal. For example, when women could not work or support themselves (without a man), marriage was necessary. Today, it's not. Societies, where people have more social and economic options, probably divorce more.

    Does marriage work? I don't know. Does religion work? They've been around forever, so that's saying something.

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