Well, I just finished reading Beloved by Toni Morrison. In it, she describes the ravages of black slavery and the buying and selling of human beings. We don’t or aren’t supposed to be doing that any more. I totally agree with you when you say “What does that even mean?!” Still, sadly, it’s true. I am reading a book by or about Baudrillard, and in it he has been attributed to saying that we are at the stage where we pay our employers to work for them. We educate ourselves so that we can then fit into the groove we have been assigned. Women have a purpose too, I am afraid, where men have bought the world and money is the means of barter, and capitalism’s slaves use their bodies as a means to their financial ends vs. the Capitalist’s machines, which keep him at a distance and so he never gets his hands dirty. A woman’s place is as a sexual tool, a baker of bread, and a barer of children. For far too long we have been deluded about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Man has even corrupted God to have us believe that we are the property of others. When a man says he wants a woman to be his property, he is speaking in Christian terms. Putting the fear of God in you is to make you think in heaven you shall be rewarded for your sacrifice. But, I know life here and now is the only waking state. You’d better fight like hell against what’s coming back. A trillion dollar tax cut is going to go far to making women the property of rich men.