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Brides are Sex-Crazed [You mean wives can be sexy?]

Every few days, a news story comes out that is one of those “Oh, they must have run out of stories” type of articles. Today’s is an absolutely ridiculous article that paints modern brides as sex-crazed loose women. The headline states “MySpace Generation Brides go for Sexy, Not Virginal” and that just about explains everything wrong with this article.

The article starts out as a trend piece, discussing why brides are choosing to emphasize their sexuality on their wedding day: low-cut dresses, boudoir photographs, etc. It quickly descends into “What is the world coming to?” ridiculousness, with inflammatory language about how weddings are no longer in churches, and how brides are no longer virgins because they live with their partners and oh no what’s wrong everything was SO MUCH BETTER BACK IN MY DAY.

Of course, this is going right over the writers’ heads, but what about the idea that celebrating one’s sexuality in the context of marriage is a healthy thing? For so long we have had this opressive idea of brides as perfect virgins (who were supposed to stay that way, except when the guy wanted to or when you needed some children) and it’s caused all sorts of conflicts and double standards. Now, we have a new generation of brides who are publicly acknowledging that sexuality and romance are essential in a healthy marriage — and we villify them, dumb them down, and insult them with articles like these. :::sigh:::

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