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Man explains how marriage is a 'patriarchal structure' that 'benefits' men way more than women

Luis talks about how society has pushed the narrative that marriage is something that women need, which is not true.

Man explains how marriage is a 'patriarchal structure' that 'benefits' men way more than women
Cover Image Source: TikTok | @luisitorio787

It has been a general notion for decades, which most people often believe, that it is women who want to get married and settle down because marriage is beneficial to them. However, this man had a different view. Luis - who goes on the platform with the username @luisitorio787 - was asked about his views on marriage and as per him, it is a "patriarchal structure." He then talks about how marriage is an institution beneficial mostly to men and not women, contrary to popular belief. 

Image Source: TikTok | @luisitorio787
Image Source: TikTok | @luisitorio787

 

While this in no way takes away from the reality that some women may also want to get married, it is not to trap men. Luis starts his video by saying, "The only men who are saying s**t like this are men who are trying to create a fake scarcity mindset on marriage benefiting women. But in reality, if you look at the statistics, marriage benefits men more than women. Especially mediocre men." He goes on to explain that this is because there are a lot of men out there who are looking for women to take care of him. He calls these kinds of men a "man child."

Image Source: TikTok | @luisitorio787
Image Source: TikTok | @luisitorio787

 

A lot of men, Luis says, don't even know how to do the bare minimum, like how to iron a shirt or cook a decent meal. "There are a lot of reasons why men want to get married," he adds. He adds statistics in the video, which states that men live longer when they are married, but women live lesser when they are married.

Image Source: TikTok | @luisitorio787
Image Source: TikTok | @luisitorio787

 

He continues to talk about the patriarchal nature of marriage, which consistently benefits men, all while they behave as if they are the ones stuck in the old ball and chain. He elaborates by saying: "You've been socialized into it. You've been told since you were a child that your value comes from being with a man and having children. It's a complete patriarchal system. That's why the moment you get married, the first thing that patriarchy does is rip off your name. And then you absorb the name of the man you're marrying." Then he adds, "That's why women who are single live longer and are proven to be happier."

Marriage, according to him, benefits "mediocre men." In his words, no woman would want to marry or "trap" a man into marriage who is a piece of s**t. "It never happens," he says confidently. After all, women always know when a man isn't worth their time. Concluding his thoughts and video, he mentioned all these articles online that talk about the epidemic of lonely men. He says he has an addition to the phrase, and it is - lonely "mediocre" men.

The video has garnered over 18.6K views on TikTok. Moreover, people in the comment section have a lot to say in this regard. @misspgl_ shared, "I listen to my married friends, as the only single friend, and they all talk about having a husband like it's having another child." @gardenkeeperjulie said, "Thank you, Luis! I have been screaming about this for years. Thank you for your honesty and authenticity." 

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