Category Archives: Status of marriage

Angelina can’t keep a man.

It has been interesting to watch the tabloids switching from cheerleading Angelina Jolie for her empowering decision to divorce Brad Pitt, to seeing her as destroying the lives of her children.  There are a number of factors which explain this, … Continue reading

Posted in Can't keep a man, New Morality, NY Mag, selling divorce, Serial Monogamy, Status of marriage, Turning a blind eye, Ugly Feminists | 126 Comments

Pride of ownership.

According to Spirit Halloween, the top selling Harley Quinn costume item is a choker with the word Puddin on it (Harley’s pet name for the Joker).  Popular culture tells us that women don’t want to be owned, yet a collar … Continue reading

Posted in Halloween, Status of marriage | 38 Comments

She didn’t stick the landing, and she won’t leave the floor.

When Eat Pray Love came out, it appeared that Elizabeth Gilbert had successfully navigated her way through steps 1-8 of having it all.  But to succeed in this game of serial monogamy a woman needs to stick the landing.  In … Continue reading

Posted in Aging Feminists, Cracks in the narrative, Denial, Divorce, Fantasy vs Reality, Having it all, Hold my beer and watch this, Post Marital Spinsterhood, selling divorce, Serial Monogamy, Status of marriage, Ugly Feminists, You can't make this stuff up | 90 Comments

Father’s Day doublethink.

A few weeks before Father’s Day the Mirror picked up a post by married* mommyblogger Constance Hall: Mum’s heartfelt post reveals 7 ‘facts’ about single mothers which people keep getting wrong.  Hall closes with: 7. They don’t want your husbands … Continue reading

Posted in Cracks in the narrative, Disrespecting Respectability, Doublethink, Father's Day, Having it all, Motherhood, Serial Monogamy, Status of marriage, Turning a blind eye, Ugly Feminists | 100 Comments

Not in the picture.

The Daily Mail has a new article on the ten year anniversary of Eat Pray Love (EPL): Eat pray love (and walk out on your husband): It’s the bestseller that inspired a generation to transform their lives. But it left … Continue reading

Posted in Aging Feminists, Daily Mail, Denial, Fantasy vs Reality, Hold my beer and watch this, selling divorce, Serial Monogamy, Status of marriage, Ugly Feminists | 121 Comments