Patriarchy is not men. Patriarchy is a system in which both women and men participate. It privileges, inter alia, the interests of boys and men over the bodily integrity, autonomy, and dignity of girls and women. It is subtle, insidious, and never more dangerous than when women passionately deny that they themselves are engaging in it. — Ashley Judd
Lauren Orsini: Here’s what the magazines tell me: my wedding is supposed to be the... -
This is my friend Lauren, who is a fabulous writer and journalist and also in the midst of planning her wedding. Any professional woman who has been through wedding planning can relate. Lets all remember that it’s totally possible to have a wedding that reflects the whole, happy, accomplished, well-adjusted people we actually are — both brides and grooms!
Here’s what the magazines tell me: my wedding is supposed to be the happiest day of my life. It’s “my day” and I can do whatever I like, exacting to my wildest dreams. Everyone will treat me like a princess on my wedding day because “you only get one.”
Here’s what I read between the lines: My…
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