Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Groom on Top

 Notice how the groom's information is placed above the bride's? I've searched many of these marriage application forms and for the most part they look like this, with the groom sitting consistently on top of the bride, or, in the best of cases, the bride's and the groom's information sitting next to each other. It would only be fair to have a couple of application forms where the bride would be on top, but somehow they are nowhere to be found.
So what good can any one expect from an institution that puts a woman in a secondary, subservient position from the very beginning? And don't even start me on the barbaric custom where women abdicate their own last names in order to signal that they are a man's property.

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