The Marriage Trap and Changing Roles for Women
Traditional marriage is usually presented as a blissful union for both husband and wife. But it has a huge sinister side for women: the social ROLE women are expected to play. It’s a trap because it denies women a unique social status of their own.
Divorce, for example, was NOT, and still is not, allowed in the Catholic Church. Divorce was NOT granted in U.S. courts except for FAULT which mostly meant adultery. But women paid a big price for this. They couldn't vote. They had to obey their husbands about almost everything. They had little say in a career because they either "had" to stay home and take care of the kids, or got moved at the whim of their husband's situation. Sexual activity was very tightly controlled for women while men were allowed a "double standard". Birth control was forbidden. Their role was not unlike the role of a slave. Why did society evolve this way?
Male patriarchy, for the entire span of human culture, has been afraid of the reproductive power of woman. The scary part for men was that women could manage reproduction almost totally without them. This is the story of the Amazons. They killed most of their male babies. All they needed was just a few males to mate with all the women. Amazon society was essentially opposite to the male dominated herd structures of animals.
Like animal structures, male competition for females, which usually involved violence, was a big problem for early society. So monogamy was developed as a social constraint. It’s basic rule was: every man was entitled to at least one woman. To make that work, a way had to be found so that every woman would WANT and stay faithful (at least on the surface) to that one man. The social structure we call marriage achieved this. The marriage ceremony gave each man a woman. The dominance of male social power gave men value that women would want. Ironically, this reversed the "courting" behavior of humans vs. animals, in that human females became the competitors, rather than males. But satisfying the dominant mating drive of males was retained through the double standard.
SO? What now? Society is in a tough bind. With the recognition of women's rights, and the development of birth control, which allows women to enter the workforce, the old structure is falling apart. But society refuses to acknowledged this, and hasn't "established"
Ultimately, the reader will learn how public statements claiming to represent broad "public opinion", are predominantly the voice of a small elite minority intent on maintaining superiority. Mankind's greatest social institutions:
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About Bruce Nappi
Explorer, philosopher and Jacksonville, Florida author, Bruce Nappi, has just released two volumes of his new book series LIARS! The books present over 40 major discoveries that answer many of the most critical unanswered questions of the ages, including why we have so much chaos and strife in modern society. Difficult psychological and philosophical discoveries are explained using everyday language in a readable, exciting novel format. The discoveries affect every part of our culture, making the books interesting and valuable reading for everyone who seeks understanding and improvement for today's society.
The books -- LIARS! Vol. 1: Scout to the Pole; and Vol. 2: Escape to Insanity -- are based on Nappi's experience as one of the Eagle Scouts on the 1965 North Pole Expedition. They present an "Atlas Shrugged" philosophical romp through a 3 Stooges run government research world, challenging the most fundamental beliefs of human culture. The coming of age saga is filled with amazing true-life adventures expanded by the insights of 40 years in the rough and tumble world of high tech business intrigue. A life threatening climax in volume 2 finally creates a setting to pull together all the wisdom and lay out a broad and comprehensive explanation for many of the problems modern society can't seem to understand.
About the A3 Society
The A3 Society was formed to gather a community of like-minded people to explore the new social structure outlined in the books LIARS! Vol. 1: Scout to the Pole and LIARS! Vol. 2: Escape to Insanity.
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