How many times you loved to boys/girls?

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Archon
Smurf said:
besides, wouldn't you agree that the idea of marriage carries a certain level of possession? I would like to think it does. I would hope that any serious relationship (at least one I'm involved in) would.
Maybe, but not in the same sense that you possess an object. A (good) marriage is a relationship between equals, in the area of rights and respect. You don't respect or give rights to a book or coffee mug you own.
 
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Townsend said:
The only possession that happens in a marriage is the woman now owns all your stuff, money and free time. At least as far as women in America are concerned.
What I was refering to, more than the material possession aspect of a marriage, was that (I would hope) a husband/wife would have at least an aspect of control and authority over the other, as it does intuitively affect them as well.
 
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Archon said:
Maybe, but not in the same sense that you possess an object. A (good) marriage is a relationship between equals, in the area of rights and respect. You don't respect or give rights to a book or coffee mug you own.
I don't really think there is much of a difference, except for the exceptions included in everyone's basic human rights. The whole "You don't own someone" ideal has more connotation to it than real meaning these days, all that emotion left over from the days of slavery and when women didn't have rights is preventing logical thinking about the subject. I think the verb own should be perfectly fine in this context.

Obviously the verb would be dually used by husband (or boyfriend) and wife (or girlfriend). I included the bracketed terms because I don't really see much of a difference between a serious out-of-marriage relationship and a married couple.
 

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