Monday, February 3, 2014

THE HISTORY OF DIVORCE

Here is a link to a fascinating article in the Smithsonian Magazine:

THE HEARTBREAKING HISTORY OF DIVORCE

And here is a fascinating quote from the article:

"Multiple studies have shown that women bear the brunt of the social and economic burdens that come with divorce. The quickest route to poverty is to become a single mother. This is awful enough, but what I find so galling is that the right to divorce was meant to be a cornerstone of liberty for women. For centuries, divorce in the West was a male tool of control—a legislative chastity belt designed to ensure that a wife had one master, while a husband could enjoy many mistresses. It is as though, having denied women their cake for so long, the makers have no wish to see them enjoy it".

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