The “Traditional Family” Trope as American Religious Imperialism
…the entire text of the biblical marriage is rife with stories of polygamy, extramarital affairs, divorce, incest, and abortion. From there, if we move throughout recorded human history, supposed “one man, one woman” tradition is virtually non-existent. While individual cases of this type of behaviour surely existed in some societies throughout time, arguing it as the traditional norm throughout all of human history is simply untrue. In fact, marriage as we know it today is a fairly new creation.
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