Wednesday, November 15, 2006

From the disturbing to the silly ... but still disturbing

When I heard about the silent birth thing, I thought, speedily, "draconian," but this has me floored for an adjective. Reuters is running with a story of Scientology's traditional wedding vows:

In the old-fashioned language that marks the Traditional version, the groom is reminded that "girls" need "clothes and food and tender happiness and frills, a pan, a comb, perhaps a cat" — and is asked to provide them all. The bride, in turn, is told that "young men are free and may forget" their promises.

It's so ... insane. No, that's not quite entirely it. Infantilizing? Yes. Fetishistic? Yes.

It all sounds so much like the accessories that would come with Scientology Bride Barbie, doesn't it?


Blogger DaviMack said...

Are free and may forget their promises. Hmm... sounds like a license to keep on sowing those oats to me.


The cat is to combat loneliness when he's out being free, methinks?

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