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October 30th, 2013
thesmithian

…in a nation where widowed and divorced women have historically been treated as outcasts, the theme of the spot—a woman’s second marriage, to a man who treats both her and her daughter with love and respect—is…bold.

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June 30th, 2013
thesmithian
daveholmes:

THESE TWO. 
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[meaningful glance] x2

daveholmes:

THESE TWO. 

(Click for the story.)

[meaningful glance] x2

February 9th, 2013
thesmithian

The walk is in memory of Gladys Ricart, who was murdered in 1999 by her ex-boyfriend while preparing for her wedding.

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January 20th, 2013
thesmithian
I’m all about ladies supporting ladies, but why the need for visible, Facebook-likeable singlehood affirmation? It reminds me of kids’ sports teams handing out participation trophies to everyone, just to make sure nobody feels undervalued. I agree that marriage shouldn’t be seen as the signpost of official adulthood, but I also believe that being a certified grownup comes with forging on with or without gold stars and pats on the back. It’s ignoring peer pressure and following through fearlessly as though no one is watching and judging. And unfortunately, sometimes, it’s blocking out the nagging questions from friends, co-workers and even 8-year-old nephews as to when you’re going to get around finding that special somebody already…we’re in the midst of a major cultural shift that is upending the traditional, heteronormative path toward wedding bells and homemaking, which is a good thing. Even still, the 21st-century relationship landscape ranging from single-by-choice to polyamorous favors the bicycle-built-for-two marital structure for now. But fancy singlehood celebrations that only hearken what we’re weary of aren’t the great equalizers…
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