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IT depends if one person is the sole worker. But yes, if someone is paying you, and you have sex with them, that is the definition of prostitution. Even if it is for shelter, food, water, est. Exchanging sex for goods is prostitution. If both people work in a marriage, that is not prostitution.
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In the 1950s and before? Yes, because many women didn't work and were housewives.Today? Not so much because generally, women work and don't take their husbands money.. they share it. A lot of women even make more than their husbands. I think in "traditional" marriages though yes, it can be because the woman is getting paid to have sex with the husband, but it's more than a prostitute they're paying for in that case though, it's a maid, a nanny, a cook, etc . It's a pretty good deal if you ask me. Hell, I've been considering getting one of those "wives" I've heard about.So, I'd say prostitution is part of the gig if you're married and aren't working. If you're a gold digger 100% YES. That's why I call gold diggers intelligent hoes. I mean I have nothing against you selling your body, but if you're going to do it do it right! Don't be a prostitute getting one time payments go be a professional ho and marry yourself a man who is willing to pay for anything you want a-la Kim Kardashian
This makes sense. Especially the cooking, nanny etc part which is a pretty sweet deal for a guy.
I disagree with it being like prostitution, because in prostitution people are paid to have sex and then go away. In marriage your goal should be for them to stay. As far as the underlying reference to marriage making one person the property of another, that solely depends on the couple. I've seen wives and husbands both that objectify their spouses. Some men view their wives as babymakers and maids, and some women view their husbands as paychecks. Marriage should be entered into when it is mutually beneficial to both parties. It should be an equal partnership where you draw on each others strengths and weaknesses for balance. Anything else is abuse of the institution of marriage.
Maybe, but most of the time, no. I guess you could call it prostitution if one of them is only married to the other for materialistic reasons, and they're offering sex for it. But more often than not, it's not the case. A marriage is like a partnership. You've got each other's back, you support each other emotionally and financially through various ups and downs, AND you actually love each other as well. Walk up to any prostitute and ask them if they actually love and support their customers. I bet the answer you will get is "no".
Actually, the answer you'll get is either a very confused look, or a deep belly laugh!
Pretty much yeah.
I definitely don't agree with that. It's true that marriage and prostitution are both exchanges in a sense, but it's a completely different type of exchange. Prostitution is a business transaction. Marriage is based on your feelings of love for another person and what you want to share with them. It's personal and a lot more mutual.
Its different because Marriage used to be a step above being a concubine and it still is if your husband is a bigot. Just since gays are starting to be able to get the right to marry it is more about spending the rest of your life with the person you love and getting tax benefits. But Prostitution is something people do when they have no choice and it is a really shitty job. But back in the day Marriage just made you as a woman someones property.
Do you think it still makes a woman someone's property? I wonder with how men view women in government and corporate environments.
Only if the woman is stupid and if on top of that the couple is super conservative to a very crazy extreme.
No, it's different because prostitutes are more honest. They'll give you a price up front, and stick to it. They won't try to take everything you own when they leave.Plenty of men have left divorce court owning less than they did before they got married. Plenty of the women who divorced them had been planning it for years, waiting for the opportune moment while their husband is blissfully ignorant and thinks all is well. Divorce theft is alive and well.
That is what a prenup is for. Use it.
Not generally no. I'm sure there are relationships like that, but not most of themIt used to be true however. Love marriage is a modern invention, marriage as institution was founded for economic reasons
It depends on how you view marriage and your partner. If you're only with them for the material possessions and you use sex to get them one can argue that it's the same, but if you're married for a deeper reason and material possessions have nothing to do with anything it's different. Different people are different.
are you talking the old joke that guys have to buy their wives something every time they want to have sex? to perfectly honest I never really met a girl who I've dated who didn't want to have sex
I meant the same way like women have to be subject to ownership. Marriage binding them to control and money.
Marriage is real affection that is free, prostitution is fake affection that you have to pay for.In other words, they are polar opposites.
Marriage is really what you make it. Period. When two people agree to it they need to be painfully specific on what it should entail.
Well, in some cases I suppose it technically is, if a gold digger marries just for the money. But normally it's not.
What movie was that? Because that is so not true. Some people just want to look at it from that perspective. I don't see marriage like that.
From a foreign film from Spain. Diary of a Nymphomaniac. What was interesting is this woman was treated with the same violence and disrespect from her husband as the prostitute.
Damn. I have had a few chances to watch that film too.
I disagree wholeheartedly. No way unless you are talking about mail-order brides?What movie was this?
A foreign film
If that's true, then let's see the Feminists campaign to make marriage illegal.
LOL my hero
They're not the same, but they're far more similar than most people allow themselves to realize.
That is the radical Feminist view. Of course not. Marriage is actually the seat of civilization.
Marriage is not even remotely the seat of civilization. Legal systems, written language, and social systems derived from permanent settlement are the seat of civilization.
Thank you dandeus. Folks who consider marriage the seat of civilization tend to be conservative from my experience. I think justice and love are more civilized especially considering all the pre teen girls married off to 50 year olds in parts of Africa and the Middle East. Oh how civilized. Smdh
absolutely not. what movie was that? totally messed up.
Called Diary of a Nymph. A Spanish film.
Not true. A good marriage is a partnership. One does not own the other.
It can be. Some women (not all women its a shame you have to clarify that you're not generalizing from the gender nazis on here) marry basically for the money.
I think it's totally ridiculous.
No. Why would it be?
I am the one asking. Smdh
Sadly it often is but it does not have to be.
I'm going to go with no.
no... completely different.
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