love and property
S.M. Hutchens in Touchstone:
"Men too often take the treating-women-as-property accusation lying down. Of course men and women wish to regard each other as their property-- that is where the attachment begins. I don't see society rejecting love songs or little candy hearts in which the man invites the woman to "be mine". These slip under the radar of all but the nastiest and most vigilant feminists because they are so natural and lovely that ridding ourselves of them would appear so obviously perverse to normal people.
Real women...can see how men treat property they prize...Their hope is not that their man will not treat them as property, but that they will always be prized...Property or loved one? It is not a case of one or the other."