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I do see the point Dreher makes- look at the behavior patterns for that have become widespread in the last few decades. The societal changes in how the genders view each other (and themselves) has left a lot of men feeling quite justified in treating women like trash. And, sadly, a lot of women seem to agree with them.

Just for the record: straight, married for 24 years, and really tired of people pointing at horrible extremes and shouting "There! See!! That's why marriage/religion/etc. are bad and we should get rid of ***all*** of them!!!!!!"
I grieve for those who have been abused in spiritual or physical families, but do not believe that either one is intrinsically valueless and in need of abolition.
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A disturbing thought to add...don't remember where I heard this now, but a teacher who had been on the job for many years had been teaching The Lottery every year for a long time.
She mentioned that students in years past had always been horrified by the story, once they read it and had a little time to let it sink in.
Apparently, that's no longer so...the students these days can't see anything wrong with the premise of the story, it's just reflecting another 'lifestyle choice'.

(Yes, that anecdote creeps me out a little, everytime I think about it. Ugh.)
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