Friday, July 10, 2009

Well said, dude with sharpie

Not saying I'll never buy jewelry for a woman ever again, but how many times have I seen women comparing/ showing off rings as proxy for showing off the earning power of their husbands? How often have I seen women more obsessed with the ring than the life commitment? Modern weddings seem a ritualized homage to female power. Handing over two months' earnings in the form of a shiny rock is a form of surrender.

It's the symbolic beginning of the time and asset transfer the man makes in marriage. And in return she grants him exclusive access to her coochie.

The ad itself shamelessly equates love with materialism. Small ring? Maybe he doesn't really love you.

For shallow whores everywhere, indeed.