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My piece in Salon on Bridezillas, Bitches & Brats

Added on by Nadine Friedman.

Very happy to work on this piece, exploring the intersection of two powerful institutions specializing in the infantilization, exploitation and degradation of women: the wedding industrial complex and reality TV.

A few have commented that reality tv being fake and manipulative is old hat; what I'm pursuing here is not exposing that truth, but asking people to look more deeply at the messaging behind it and why it matters. We see in our legislation the reality: those in power think we aren't capable of handling anything bigger than a party, let alone our own bodies. We are frivolous, jealous and spiteful, and good mostly for what we can spend. It's bad. And all of our pleasures are thus, guilty. 


http://www.salon.com/2014/07/24/wed_bring_up_painful_memories_to_make_brides_cry_exposing_the_brutal_world_of_wedding_reality_shows/