Fun as usual, but I’m just a literal enough thinker that I have to point out that patriarchal style marriage that was really a kind of business transaction is only 10K years old. For 97% of human history, people didn’t live that way.

“Our Paleolithic and early Neolithic ancestors imaged woman’s body as a magical vessel. They must have observed how it bleeds in rhythm with the moon and how it miraculously produces people. They must also have marveled that it provides sustenance by making milk for the young. Add to this woman’s seemingly magical power to cause man’s sexual organ to rise and the extraordinary capacity of woman’s body for sexual pleasure — both to experience it and to give it — and it is not surprising that our ancestors should have been awed by woman’s sexual power.”

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