On The Privilege of Marriage

In this week’s Hitched column for The Frisky, I wonder if maybe it isn’t the gays! and feminism! and contraception! that’s killing marriage in America, but capitalism. Specifically, a Wedding Industrial Complex that says you’re not really married unless you go broke throwing a party.

About andrea grimes

Andrea is a journalist living in Austin, TX. She has a master's degree in anthropology and did her thesis work on gender and stand-up comedy. Seriously. Also, she has a bunch of cats. Three of them. Is three a bunch? Discuss.
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3 Responses to On The Privilege of Marriage

  1. Rooster says:

    If you’ve ever had to take a swim through the cesspool of greed, corruption, and collusion that is family law (a quote from a corporate lawyer friend), you’d know one of the main culprits fo what is killing marriage. Since the failure rate is 50%, and many have either experienced fighting the lawyers (both your own, and your soon to be ex’s) firsthand, or heard about it, and are just opting not to marry.

    It’s a damn shame, but it seems the jackals may very well be contributing to the demise of their own profession.

  2. SuperBonBon says:

    I like this blog that collects feminist women’s reasons for or against getting married. Since I’ve been reading it, I’ve contemplated the same topic. It’s interesting to read of everyone’s diverse experiences and opinions. Thanks for sharing yours. I hope you enjoy.
    http://idiverge.wordpress.com/

  3. Rachel B says:

    And this is why, when I get married, I’m eloping on an exotic trip and sending postcards letting everyone know (after the fact) that I’m hitched. Saves on costs, saves my sanity, and possibly saves the marriage!

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