Why does the Bible in Gen 1:24

Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh

only point to the man leaving his parents and uniting to the wife but doesn't say so to the woman?

I know that if a woman continues to be "too attached" to her parents after marriage it may result in problems.

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Considering Gen 2:24 from a cultural perspective - meaning the suspected culture in the place and time of Genesis being written - the family unit is patriarchal in nature. The man leaves the protection of his family home and, in turn, becomes the protector of the woman. Although the two never leave from being under God's protection the woman's protection shifts from her birth father to her husband. I'm not sure I like using the word protection here but I'm not sure how to broaden/narrow it. I think it is interesting to notice that there is an equality tacitly entwined, not a master/slave, and this two being one flesh is established prior to any mention of the woman being the child-bearer.

For an easy to read introduction to the patriarchal nature in Genesis, refer to: Arnold and Beyer, Encountering the Old Testament, Baker Academic, 2015, Chapter 5, pages 64-65.

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