Before I speak, I have something important to say.
In Daily Life today there’s an interesting article on women who supposedly view marriage as an achievement, strived for like a promotion or an award.
It shook up some thoughts in my pretty head about this supposed ‘movement’.
To me, marriage is to stand up as a couple, in front of those nearest to you and saying, ‘Hey we’re about to head down this path, we might make it, we hope we do, look out for us, check in and help us if we stumble.’
At no point during my own wedding did I feel I was letting the suffragettes down, but then I was raised by a man and then subsequently married a man who believes in equal rights for everyone.
A friend of mine was recently at a restaurant in the city. She overheard young men talking at the table next to her, about their needs for a wife. Their demands were:
While women are critisied for letting the side down because they like cupcakes and want to look good in their wedding photos, men continue to say things like this and get away with it. Not at any point was this man’s theory rebutted by his friends. It was accepted.
There are no girls I know who would stand for this crap. They would shove their dainty cupcakes in the mans face and tell them to stick their ‘wife ready’ values up their nose. And they would look bloody fabulous while they did it.
I will leave you with this quote to muse upon.
“Don’t marry for money. Go where the money is, then marry for love…” F. Scott Fitzgerald