I’m compiling a feminist wedding reading list, and so far I’ve got two recommendations that keep coming to me over and over: The Meaning Of Wife by Anne Kingston and White Weddings: Romancing Heterosexuality in Pop Culture by Chrys Ingraham. I’m presently in the midst of reading Virgin: The Untouched History by Hanne Blank, which covers a lot of cultural issues regarding marriage, or rather, who is suited for it, why, and what that means. (Namely, virgins.)
Obviously the world of wedding-related literature and pop-literature is vast. What have y’all come across that you found instructive? I’m talking brick-and-mortar books, not blogs or websites. Something I can hold in my as-yet ringless hand.
Oh, and the ring. You guys are gonna crap your pants when you find out where my ring is coming from. Or maybe you won’t. We’ll see.