• The family is an early expedient and in many ways irrational. If the race had developed a special sexless class to be nurses, pedagogues, and slaves, like the workers among ants and bees, then the family would have been unnecessary. Such a division of labor would doubtless have involved evils of its own, but it would have obviated some drags and vexations proper to the family.

    George Santayana (1954). “The Life of Reason: Or, The Phases of Human Progress”, p.184, Prabhat Prakashan