The Drastic Change in Society and in Family Diversity Essay

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The Drastic Change in Society and in Family Diversity

In the 1960's families were a lot more traditional than nowadays, and most families were nuclear, which means a married a couple with children. Although, times have changed a lot since the 1960’s, what is deemed as socially acceptable has changed a great deal since those times, social mores have changed a great deal, and different types of families, as they are becoming more diverse, and situations previously unacceptable in society, are now an ordinary way of life. Conjugal roles have also changed over the last 45+ years, because in the 60’s it was always the traditional conjugal roles, where the male went out to work, and earned the money,
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Feminists believe marriage doesn’t benefit women in the slightest. The reasons for this are that, if the stereotypical family view was still intact, it would put women at a strong disadvantage but the men would still be advantaged. Even nowadays a larger percentage of women are the parents in a family that take care of children domestic chores, but men are still seen as the ‘bread winners’. According to feminists families are the worst place for women to be as they are sometimes subjected to domestic violence and are often exploited by men.

In comparison to the 1970’s there are a lot less marriages now based on religion, this is because of secularization, this means that religion doesn’t have the effect on society that it used to, this is due to change in social mores. It was previously traditional for a couple to be married for a couple of years before thinking of having children, however, this has all changed, now a large percentage of the population have children before marriage. Also, nowadays couples want to have their independence more, therefore they do not get married until much later in the relationship or don’t get married at all, and some couples have no desire to have children as they are seen as too restricting. However there has been a dramatic increase in single parent families and
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