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Ø  Allows heterosexual couples to marry and gain legal rights

Ø  Radical feminists are against policies on marriage

Ø  Argue that it results in patriarchal relationships and women’s’ oppression

Ø  Greer argues that the bulk of the households is done by women for very little financial reward

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Other Views

Ø Functionalists and New Right see marriage as crucial to the stability of children


Ø Different roles of men and women are complementary and natural because they are based on biological differences.

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