For centuries, plenty of girls have dreamed of it. With full attentiveness, they’ll start planning out their wedding day to every last detail; This includes the handsome fiance, the massive rock on their finger, the time of year, the dress, the hairdo, the wedding song and you can’t forget the elaborately decorated cake. However, as women all over the world continue the tradition of marriage and family, something else is brewing beneath the surface, and it’s no coincidence that it arrives not to long after the Feminist Movement. What’s appearing is a new type of woman, one who doesn’t follow the world’s expectations and who chooses to do things her way. The conventional marriage and family don’t serve as a priority to her. As women continue to gain their independence, could it be that marriage is outdated? Certain females feel comfortable living their lives without signing the paper, and while some opt to raise children, others opt to do the opposite. Females from the past, would cringe at the thought of this and look down on the few women that lived this way, but currently it’s become more acceptable. There are a string of celebrities who serve as poster children for the unconventional female, including Eva Mendes and Cameron Diaz.
This video project is meant to reach out to females who don’t necessarily want what older generations expect of them. It’s also meant to allow women to open up to the idea that they don’t have to settle downt to a husband or family. Priorities have changed for individuals and its better off that they don’t get themselves into something they don’t want. A spouse deserves someone who’s 100 percent dedicated and a child deserves a parent who wants children. As more people feel pressured into getting married, divorce rates continue to go higher, and some may find that couples that choose to stay together are keeping their distance. A new alternative allows for two different people who aren’t romantically involved to share a child. Children aren’t obtained by sexual intercourse, but they are created through artificial insemination.
I would also like to include other females from the past who criticized the idea of marriage. Sylvia Pankhurst was an early feminist who never married the father of her children, causing society to dislike her and her mother to never speak to her again. Clare Chambers, another feminist makes note of how sexist marriage can be. Overall, this topic would be interesting to discuss, because it’s something that is taboo for certain people.
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