Who needs marriage more?

Men or women? I contend that it is the man's insecurity about paternity that has resulted in marriage becoming mandatory. And this led to women become dependent on men as she focused on rearing children. If she were independent, she wouldn't care so much about marriage... Your views?


I do agree with patriarchy and it's stress on marriage. If you look at it, even the word husband comes from husbandry, wherein the wife is seen as property. Today financially independent women are trying to call the shots on when they want to marry, if at all. Hopefully the world will accept that marriage is not something to be forced upon and single life is not to be frowned upon. 

  • Smriti
  • Posted: 12 Apr 2017

Marriage is a need for all genders. Who doesn't want comfort, warmth, security of a cover which embraces you on your return from days work. Paternity is also a personal choice as we have many DINKS around. Moreover this discussion is centred towards urban population which isn't a true representation of entire population. Rural women are more empowered have a better say

and less vulnerable.


I respect the institution of marriage but don't think it should be forced on people. If two people really want to get married it is their decision and at the same time if they want to stay single, it is again their choice. In my view marriage has got nothing to do with getting dependent or staying independent. Being dependent or independent is all about the temperament. A person who has been groomed to stay independent will stay the same both with marriage or without.


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