Posts Tagged Marriage

Photo of the Day: Two women in their 90s get hitched after 72 years together

Vivian Boyack, age 91, and Alice “Nonie” Dubes, age 90, have been together for 72 years, and this weekend they tied the knot. As the reverend who performed the ceremony in Davenport, Iowa said, “This is a celebration of something that should have happened a very long time ago.” What does it take to sustain a relationship since circa the middle of World War II? A lot of love and work, according to Boyack. “We’ve had a good time,” Dubes says.

Vivian Boyack, age 91, and Alice “Nonie” Dubes, age 90, have been together for 72 years, and this weekend they tied the knot. As the reverend who performed the ceremony in Davenport, Iowa said, “This is ...

Watch: Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” performed as a dramatic monologue

I know Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” has a disputed status as a feminist anthem. While some feminists bristled at the way the calls to “put a ring on it” seem to position monogamous marriage as the ultimate goal for single ladies, I always appreciated the way she speaks to a real frustration with one dude’s inability to commit, while defiantly claiming her right have fun with other men in the painful aftermath of a breakup. And regardless of the lyrics, it’s certainly been claimed as an empowering anthem on many a dance floor over the years.

Nina Milli’s dramatic rendition of the song for her Beyoncélogues strips it of its upbeat danceability and plays up both the pain and the defiance. ...

I know Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” has a disputed status as a feminist anthem. While some feminists bristled at the way the calls to “put a ring on it” seem to position monogamous marriage as ...

Thank you Keyshia Cole for pushing back on sexist question about being “wifey material”

I’m no Keyshia Cole fan. Like any card-carrying member of the Beyhive, I gave up any hope I had for ever enjoying another Keyshia Cole track the moment she threw shade at Beyonce for “Bow Down.” (Not to mention the jabs she took at Destiny Child’s Michelle Williams during Bey’s infamous 2013 Superbowl performance.)

But as a fellow black girl, there are some things that I will always be able to appreciate about Keyshia Cole other than her two-tone weaves and the unique spelling of her name. And one of them is the ability to curse someone out in a way that only black girls can. Especially to anyone who ...

I’m no Keyshia Cole fan. Like any card-carrying member of the Beyhive, I gave up any hope I had for ever enjoying another Keyshia Cole track the moment she threw shade ...

screenshot of Lori Gottlieb's NYT magazine piece

Does a more equal marriage mean less sex? 5 alternative theories

Lori Gottlieb had a piece in the New York Times Magazine this weekend called “Does A More Equal Marriage Mean Less Sex?” By “equal marriage,” she means that “both spouses work and take care of the house and that the relationship is built on equal power, shared interests and friendship.” And aside from a few rather offensive generalizations about queer couples, she seems to mainly be talking about heterosexual relationships. The fact that her evidence is drawn mostly from anecdotes about her peers and her marriage therapy patients suggests they are mostly upper-middle class couples. Her answer to the question posed in the headline (which was surely written to make feminists like me click–ya ...

Lori Gottlieb had a piece in the New York Times Magazine this weekend called “Does A More Equal Marriage Mean Less Sex?” By “equal marriage,” she means that “both spouses ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

“Young Lakota”: A look into South Dakota’s anti-abortion battle.

“Where my (STEM) ladies at?”

Brittany Cooper on Michelle Obama and why white feminists need to lean back.

Five things you may not know about child marriage.

“Young Lakota”: A look into South Dakota’s anti-abortion battle.

“Where my (STEM) ladies at?”

Brittany Cooper on Michelle Obama and why white feminists need to lean back.

Five things you may not ...

The Feministing Five: E.J. Graff

For three decades, E.J. Graff has been writing about topics that are near and dear to our hearts here at Femininsting. Covering subjects like the social history of marriage to the harassment of teenage girls at the workplace, Graff’s writing is clear, approachable, and impressively informative.

Lining up with the second month anniversary of DOMA’s repeal, Graff recently published her newest piece with Newsweek“What’s Next for the Gay Rights Movement,” where she encourages her audience to envision the next arena for social justice–expanding our national understanding of gender beyond the binary. Especially in light of the outrageous transphobic coverage of Chelsea Manning’s announcement, articulate and informative articles ...

For three decades, E.J. Graff has been writing about topics that are near and dear to our hearts here at Femininsting. Covering subjects like the social history of marriage to ...

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