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For the average bride-to-be, any mention of disruption can incite a wave of nightmares about botched seating charts and drunken groomsmen. Yet that is exactly the goal of Liz Susong and Carly Romeo, the two twenty-something founders of the new feminist publication, Catalyst Wedding Magazine. They want to disrupt and revamp the image of a modern wedding, an industry that has too long been marketed to the overwhelmingly white, heterosexual, affluent and ... Read More
In an open letter written by flight attendant unions to the U.S. Travel Association is an attempt to point out the undeniable wrongdoing within the policies of the Persian Gulf Airlines that include, Emirates, Etihad Airways, and Qatar Airways. Some of these practices go so far as demanding that women ask permission before they decide to marry or become pregnant. As if that isn't enough, the other issue the unions have voiced is the discriminatory ... Read More
  As the adage goes, the only people who truly understand a marriage are the two individuals within it; but it’s hard to ignore certain trends that arise in hyper conservative communities where men hold all the power and women are tasked solely with subservience. It’s even harder to ignore the facts: Women who seek divorce in Orthodox Jewish communities face serious repercussions beyond the run-of-the-mill trauma of an average marital unraveling. They are ... Read More
It appears that everyone is now privy to the same rights and privileges as those of us willfully ensconced in hetero-normative life patterns. We’re talking about access to super unnecessary and expensive public symbols of romantic love—the kind featured in Tiffany’s new ad campaign. Two handsome gentlemen sit on the steps of what we're guessing is a fancy pants brownstone (who knows? maybe posing for engagement portraits?) in the ad. They don't ... Read More
  There I was, sitting outside on my lunch break, drinking a violently green-colored juice BECAUSE I AM HEALTHY and eating a Toblerone BECAUSE I AM SOMETIMES HEALTHY watching a young mother chase her ginger-haired kid around a cluster of potted plants. I could hear her voice rising as both her temper and the child began to get away from her, and I briefly wondered if I should help her snatch the boy before some roving kidnapper did. Then I remembered I am ... Read More
According to BuzzFeed, a woman posted on the /r/relationships subreddit with some concerning news about her marriage. While on her way to the airport for a business trip, the woman's husband emailed her a spreadsheet that detailed their sexual activity since early June. For the past month and a half, the husband was recording the response his wife would give when he asked for sex; if she responded with a no, he would provide what the excuse was for ... Read More
Why do so many romantic comedies and Disney films end with marriage? What is about this ceremony that makes it the ultimate happy ending? Documentary filmmaker Doug Block answers this plus more in the documentary 112 Weddings. Over the past couple decades; Block had filmed weddings in his free time in order to make some extra cash between documentaries. Using some of this footage as well as new footage that showcases some of the couples (and not-so-couples) after ... Read More
Suzanne Morissette proves that on her wedding day, she is not just a pretty porcelain doll exclusively to be looked at, toasted to, and fawned over. Her lucky husband is clearly sticking with Morissette for life not only because she's a hottie patattie, but because she has major chops! He's standing just off to the side in this video, actually, playing in the band. I hope he got to enjoy his special day as well, but as the cliché goes, it's all about ... Read More
The topic of female sexuality never ceases to incite fear and outrage, from the biblical Eve to the mythological Medusa, whose phallic snakes coil about her face like hair. Too often, it seems to be up to male storytellers, artists, and philosophers to define a woman’s sex and the female body. We’re morally judged if we choose to be sexually active, and we are similarly shamed if we choose to abstain. When the photographer David Magnusson first read ... Read More
If taffeta, silk chiffon, satin and tulle are the materials of wedding dresses, surely a divorce dress would be made from something much harsher--and more technical. Demi Barnes constructed a wedding dress from divorce papers in under ten hours for her Art GCSE. Talk about taking a standardized test and making it your own. The dress is constructed from about 1500 pages of one set of divorce papers photocopied multiple times. And yes, she did have to cite her work. ... Read More