Why does Deuteronomy 21:13 talk about a woman as if she were a possession?

Why does Deuteronomy say this? 

Deuteronomy 21:13

ESV - 13 And she shall take off the clothes in which she was captured and shall remain in your house and lament her father and her mother a full month. After that you may go in to her and be her husband, and she shall be your wife.

Clarify Share Report Asked January 31 2018 Img 2479 Ara Nelson

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