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  •  Well put. I also support choice, but this doesn't (3+ / 0-)
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    NY brit expat, Galtisalie, poco

    mean i'm not going to share my considerable knowledge, both academic and personal on this issue.  Also, it doesn't have to be male on  female oppression to have an imbalance of power in a marriage internally and we are experts on how to do it in the gay community since the normal avenues for getting the power edge in marriage are not available to us -- i.e. white privilege by marrying a person of a different race, class privilege by marrying someone with less financial resources or from a lower class background, age privilege by marrying someone substantially younger or older, though the age difference gives privilege in different ways if the partners are male or female due to cultural values on age and sex.  The point is that as long as we accept on any level the basic premise that it is not only ok to have unequal power relations in the marriage, but in fact the point of marriage.  

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