"marriage is a historical institution of female control. Women become legally bound to a man, losing their autonomy and ability to leave him. The wife becomes the man’s second mother and she is expected to care for and nurture him. She performs all the mundane tasks necessary to keep their day-to-day lives going, so that he can grow and shine. Even in our supposedly progressive, feminist age, women are still expected to do the bulk of the child-rearing and domestic labor, leaving men free to continue to pursue their life-goals and careers, unencumbered. In marriage and reproduction, men are clearly the winners."