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    this desire for marriage is natural for humans. In other words, is monogamy an innate part of human nature? Jean-Jacques Rousseau considers this very question as a part of his examination of human nature in his Discourse on the Origin of Inequality. Although Rousseau operated within his limited historical context to provide a creative and interesting argument for the absence of monogamy in human nature, I do not find this argument to be satisfactorily proven with certainty. In order to determine what

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    describes our current society as a sexual hypocrisy where monogamy is the norm and everything else falls under taboo. Based on prehistoric facts, they argue that we derive from a sexually free and promiscuous culture, and were never meant to be in lifelong monogamous unions. In Paleofantasy by Martha Zuk, looks at evolutionary theorists, like Ryan and Jetha, who use the Paleolithic Age for guidance on how our current society should live. Zuk’s argument is that people want to make our nature into one-form

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    expressions of love such as marriage, monogamy, and mutuality.  However, in her argument, she defines love incorrectly by equating love to expressions of love. This definition lacks a component essential to understanding the abstract concept of love: emotion. Recognizing love as emotion helps us realize that, contrary to Kipnis’ argument love by nature transcends all expressions of love. Love is subjective and exists in any and all forms. In her argument that love cannot survive as conventional

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    Allison Roberts Dr. Neville Hoad: UGS303 May 7th, 2015 The Curious Case of Polygamy Abstract: As of 2015, thirty-seven U.S. states have legalize same-sex marriage, and with arguments in a landmark case currently being presented in the Supreme Court this month; there is little doubt that the modern definition of legal marriage will soon be forever changed in The United States. While same-sex marriage is still the center of fierce debate and opposition from primarily religious conservatives, public

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    argues about how the doctrine of marriage is perceived through recent times and religion is a justification factor that makes it OK for one man to marry multiple women regardless of the religion discontinuing the practice of polygamy. The argument that monogamy is not natural according to the video we watched earlier in class.

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    Marriage: Institutionalized monogamy Following this argumentation and the historical development, marriage can be viewed as the institutionalization of this normative relationship model. Interestingly enough, marriage itself has a long and most of all constant tradition of being criticized by feminist scholars, much more than monogamy has. While practiced non-monogamy played a big part in feminist analyses and activism especially in the 1970s, the critical approach towards it has decreased with time

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    After reading the article about the human papillomavirus (HPV), my curiosity spiked. As a mother of 2 girls, I will have to decide soon if the HPV vaccine is one I want my children to receive. I have head multiple arguments for and against the HPV vaccine, but have done little research on my own. As always, it is amazing how many questions can be answered and cleared by a few hours of research and self-education. Some of the amazing facts gathered include the discovery that it only takes one infected

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    opinion on monogamy relates well in theory and reinforces current societal norms . However, her argument lacks research to support her view, while giving few examples of the benefits of monogamy she relinquishes any depth and breadth in her opinion, leaving out any clarity on this matter. Gordeau’s points… “Humans are among just 3% of mammals that form pair bonds, she says.” (Taverner p. 74) - Only 3% of mammals pair bonds is an extremely low percentage and does not support the case for monogamy. Moreover

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    Introduction The issue of whether to allow same-sex marriage in America is a controversial topic that is heavily debated upon. In my opinion, I feel that same-sex marriage should be allowed. This is due to several reasons. The right to marriage is an important civil right that should be allowed for same-sex couples, and this is so from a deontological standpoint as well. Marriage is able to bring about many positive benefits for same-sex couples and their families. Also, same-sex marriage has received

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    “Monogamy isn’t realistic” (Trainwreck) is a recurring theme in Aziz Ansrai’s Modern Romance. The argument being that with the ever growing dependence on technology in modern relationships/ dating it is ridiculous to expect you and/or your partner to remain monogamous. Polygamy is not always consensual in the case of affairs, which are made easier by technology. Ansari argues that “The privacy of the internet and phone world has also led to a rise of settings where people can be adulterous

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