The point is: weddings enable and constrain, and I feel most couples prefer a ceremony that’s more enabling than constraining. The choice of some couples to defray all wedding expenses (as was the case in the two weddings I attended) is a subtle attempt of bride and groom to lessen that constraint, wield a little power, and assert their independence. (Image from tuscanaresort.com)
You might be thinking that this endeavor is foolish, knowing full well that everything is sociological and anthropological, but there are those that occur that make us stop in our tracks and rethink where humanity is now, and where it is going (or not going, for that matter), and those are the events we revisit in this year-end countdown.
“Today I will ask him out”, says the girl. It is a common belief that men usually pursue women, but this ad puts gender expectations in a different light.
According to this ad, men and women are believed to give off different types of body odor. Therefore, each sex needs a specific his or her deodorant. Do you agree or disagree?
This ad shows how notions of beauty can be gendered. There are different expectations for men and women. Which notion of beauty do you subscribe to?