I’m getting married in two weeks time. I love my fiancee dearly, but he’s from a very religious family. They’ve insisted on a traditional Christian wedding ceremony with all the sexist trappings. (Meanwhile MY only religion is online shopping, lol.)
To keep the peace, I’m going along with most of it. I’ve agreed to be “given away” by my Dad (passed from one man to another like a piece of property). And even the whole white wedding dress and lifting of the veil thing. But I’m drawing the line at saying I’ll “love, honour and OBEY” my husband. I mean, what is this – the 1950s?
Unfortunately everyone involved is outraged at my “militant feminism”. My soon-to-be mother-in-law has even hinted that I’m destined for Hell for not knowing my place. What can I do, Yak?
Yours in desperation,
Bride And Prejudice
Dear Bride And Prejudice,
Simple. Just say “love, honour and eBay” instead. No-one will notice the difference. Especially if you mumble it a bit. And you know the best part? You’ll be bringing online shopping right into the middle of your wedding vows. Where it belongs. You’ll be able to milk it forever.