Silly question? Nah. I know that we’re all kind of obsessed with weddings, but we’re not all women. Just, you know, awesome women… along with a handful of sharp dudes (Hi, Matt!).
I started thinking about the relationship between women and weddings after reading this – specifically the comments section, in which a goodly number of responders with and without SOs are gaga over weddings. I would tentatively suggest that there are a lot of women who are obsessed with wedding planning and wedding shows and wedding dresses, etc., but I think it’s kind of uncool to assume that just because someone has a vaj that she must looooooooove all things wedding.
Why? Because it’s that kind of assumption that leads rude people to tell anti-marriage ladies things like “Oh, you’ll change your mind when you meet the right man.” And it’s also the kind of assumption that made my very own dad tell The Beard to stand back and say “Whatever you want, honey,” instead of actively taking part in planning a wedding that was half his. Plus, when everyone assumes that just over half of the world’s population is wedding crazy, all the ladies who want something simple or never want to get married or cannot legally get married or just plain cannot stand weddings at all start to think, gosh, there must be something wrong with me!
With all this in mind, here’s a poll. I want to know if you’re here for the long haul, only reading because you need ideas, love us too much to give us up (but not weddings in particular if you see what I mean), or come to visit our corner of the Internet because you dislike weddings and want to see what horrid materialistic crap we’ve posted today!