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b_b  ·  3176 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Lil's Book of Questions: Will You Marry Me?

I like to pretend that if I were alive in the 50s and 60s I would've worked for equality. Really, I have no idea. Marriage is different. People don't choose to be black. People choose to get married, and I would never tell someone its the wrong choice for them (unless, of course, I didn't like a particular individual that a friend or family member was planning to marry, but that's totally different). I just personally have no interest in it.

IntimidatingScones  ·  3175 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Slavery has ended, but marriage survives.

My good sir, the comparison is yours.

b_b  ·  3175 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Hyperbolic, no question. But there is also no denying that marriage is a vestige of an old system based on hegemony and servitude.