Feminism, Pop-Culture | Posted by Julie Z on 07/2/2009

Bridezillas 24/7

my wedding better be perfect...

my wedding better be perfect...

The New York Post reported yesterday that Cablevision is launching a 24/7 wedding channel sometime in the near future.

To which I responded: WTF?

Why are we so obssessed with weddings? Do we enjoy watching women get so crazed about one day, one massively expensive party? Of course there’s the romantic ideology that it is the best day of a woman’s life, and I guess it’s nice to indulge in that while watching T.V., a fundamentally escapist experience.  

While I think it’s true that the best day of a woman’s life should be celebrating an accomplishment greater than catching a man for an extended period of time (51% of the time its not forever), I also think weddings are nice and can be one of the best day of both partners’ lives because true love does exist and can exist in feminism, too. My problem is not that I don’t believe in marriage and think it’s crap.

But come on, shows like “Amazing Wedding Cakes” and “My Fair Wedding?” Is it really entertaining? (She asks, recalling the inexplicable national obsession with “reality” tv). Ok, so maybe.

Maybe they’ll take a different route than bridezilla. Maybe they will humanize the couples getting married, actually share their stories instead of highlighting every iota of drama they can exaggurate.

Maybe.

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  • A @ at 6:40 pm, January 29th, 2011

    good post, julie. i hope so too.

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