Thursday, August 13, 2009

The case for early marriage
Been saying that for years after learning it from Jeff Culbreath: ideally society — extended family (not the modern nuclear one uprooted by multiple corporate moves), neighbourhood, village — would make it possible again for people to act like adults as soon as they grow up rather than imposing an unnatural, nearly impossible demand of abstinence on them in their sexual prime (obviously not all are called to live like monks and nuns). (Or pretending the ‘new morality’ world the upper classes have created is real.) Young men could be some sort of apprentices; young women would have built-in child care and maternal wisdom from their elders and other relations as well as their friends. More from Rod Dreher. And more from Reactionary.

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