(Closed) interesting article, “Weddings? I prefer funerals – they’re far more real”

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Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

It’s like the Grinch Who Stole Weddings.

Bleh. Some people try a little too hard with their anti-wedding sentiment, methinks.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

I just re-read it twice, and I think all I want is to punch her in the nose. lol.

 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

lol. i bet she goes up to children and tells them that santa claus isn’t real.

i bet she’s a real peach around valentine’s day.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Thou dost protest too much… Wow! She is bitter and cynical. Even more than me. HaHa! I wonder what events in life she does consider worth celebrating on a grand scale.??? I do believe in marriage equality and the fact that ALL should be allowed to marry legally. Actually, I don’t quite understand how marriage is a legal issue at all, but I don’t believe that depriving ourselves of what we want serves any political purpose whatsoever.

Post # 9
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Busy bee

Whoa. Ouch! Maybe I should send her an invite to my wedding for kicks huh? 

 Way to make sweeping blanket judgements lady! 

I never understood the appeal of marriage and weddings either until recently but I would never have begrudged anyone their choices in life or commented negatively on them – just not for me, you know?  And I think this was b/c I had issues myself and was a commitmentphobe  and this woman clearly has issues of some kind too. It’s fine to not want to be married of course. 

This reminds me a lot of some of the articles written by so called childfree people which I started reading when I decided I didn’t want children.  They are very angry and harsh – I don’t want children of my own, but that doesn’t mean that I have to say really nasty things about people who have kids or kids themselves.  

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Wow. Someone has their panties in a bunch!

“As for ”it’s just a piece of paper”, it’s so much more than that. It’s the reinforcement of unrealistic expectations, outdated gender stereotypes and proof we’re still being sucked in to happily-ever-after endings. It’s also a scathing indictment of our lack of cultural maturity and spiritual imagination. And proof we’re emotionally medieval.”

I agree that its much more than a piece of paper…. but in a good way.

It reminds me of this column, mocking the view of how good feminists can’t/shouldn’t get married. sheesh.  Thanks for sharing!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

She has no clue what she’s talking about. Which is sad for her, but quite amusing for us!

“…I do laugh at you behind your back when you defend it with hilarious and irrational rhetoric.”

Word.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

@arizonabride- I know. Who is she trying to convince?

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Private home

Wow.  That’s an interesting viewpoint.  And so nice of her to point out that she laughs behind the back of anyone getting married.  I wonder how many of her “friends” laugh at her for her vitrolic anti-marriage stance…

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Wow what a bitter and SEXIST woman!

Apparently she has never truly been in love – I couldn’t even read through the whole thing because I didn’t want to turn my good morning into a bad one!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

Maybe she’s just mad cause no one wants to marry her…  would You?  Holy COW!  I can’t handle people that only see things so so so negatively!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I was so annoyed with her article that I googled her.  She is a Stand Up Comedian so I am thinking (hoping) that this was just part of her comedy routine. 

She also wrote a book on pregnancy, I can’t even imagine what she has to say on that topic!

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