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Marriage Privileges

Do You, Married Person, Take These Unearned Privileges, For Better or for Better?

Bella DePaulo | Posted 04.04.2015 | Women
Bella DePaulo

Single people have been mostly missing from the ongoing cultural conversations about balancing personal life and work life. The "all" in "having it all" is most often conceptualized as marriage, family and work, as if everyone wants the same things out of life. It is time to stop singlism and recognize marital privilege for what it really is.

Social Inclusion and Marriage Rights: Two Cheers for Marriage Equality

American Anthropological Association | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
American Anthropological Association

The times call for a more expansive social imagination: some legal recognition of and material support for the true existent variety of ways that people live and love in the 21st century. So why not return to our radical roots and question the centrality of marriage as the model for how to live?