I started writing this, then saw that a few of the big feminist bloggers have touched on it already. But the stuff I was writing has a somewhat different slant, so I plunged on regardless. This paper was published in… Read More ›
Before we start: please read my disclaimer, which shouldn’t be necessary, but is. I’ve had a nudge or two behind the scenes to write something in response to this fatuous piece from the Herald Sun: “Feminists fail to stay abreast… Read More ›
There was a long thread (200+ comments) over at Pandagon last week about the pressures on both men and women regarding marriage expectations, which was quite fascinating. Amanda was reading a book about proposal angst and was worried that people might think she was reading “bridal p*rn” because of the picture of a woman in a wedding dress on the cover, and that they would then conclude that she was one of those who’d bought into the hype of needing to be married, the fear of being “left on the shelf”.
The post concentrated particularly on the romantic and dramatic expectations regarding the proposal itself: