Think about it this way, Gopher - what if they did give a sh*t for you? What would you do with it?
Well I think the entire concept of being married is overrated . People assume marriage as a life milestone . Finsh college , get a good job , get married have kids . Boring! I've been single for years just having very short relations I'am only 22 but I'am not at all interested in getting married . As far as i'am concerned staying with the same person for years on end would drive me to extreme boredom.
The husband(s) rarely have work or make a pretense at farming while the women collect welfare payments for their children - all of whom are sired by the one father.
You should read Friday, Stranger in a Strange Land, Job: A Comedy of Justice, or For Us The Living by Robert Heinlein. The human capacity to love definitely goes beyond the bounds a polarised relationship which traditionally subjugates women to a subservient role. The love I have for my family, my friends, my exes and people that I won't have the opportunity to have a relationship with are not lessened by and do not lessen the love I have for my wife.
This occurs all the time "unofficially" in Canada and elsewhere, I'd imagine.
We call them "Baby Mommas".
The white trash who used to live next door to me were a prime example.
Three families, officially "abandoned" according to Canadian law, but the husband would come around like clockwork for whatever he could get. We'd laugh because when she knew he was coming the one thing she would hide (under my porch) was her BEER.
Whoever had the most money to give him would get his "attention" for a day or a few where he'd actually play "dad/hubby" for a day or two until the booze and money was gone.
He is languishing in jail now on spousal abuse charges ("what ya git when der's no money fer me").
Apparently this is a bigger issue in certain areas of Toronto.
Heinlein had a great ability to explain and rationalize polygamy and polyamory in such a way that it made total sense and almost justifies crossing the incestual boundary.
Funny, I had thought of his books as well when I read this thread.
"The Number of The Beast" was another of his books I enjoyed.
I know I'm playing with context a bit but these statements are alarming:
- "there is nothing wrong with incest per se"
- "As for welfare... realize that it is nothing more than an inheritance."
With such blinkered thinking leading the way no wonder some folks are so screwed up!
Niflmir, you're a dangerous lad.