Tuesday, May 16, 2017
A Trend That Will Take On Many Followers. What's Next In This Crazy World?
Apparently, people are now marrying themselves. Well, more specifically, sad,
bitter feminists with a millennial-like flare for narcissism are marrying themselves
after sticking it to The Patriarchy by choosing to put their careers ahead of their
In the new, sad trend called "sologamy," women are committing themselves to
themselves with their own wedding ceremony. These women, such as
self-styled "sologamist" Erika Anderson, throw on a white gown, invite their close
friends and family and marry themselves in a legally nonbinding way.
“I would describe it as women saying yes to themselves,” Anderson, 37, told WUSA9. “It means that we are enough, even if we are not partnered with
"You're worth it!" added the feminist.
Anderson tied the knot to herself in New York City and advocates for the
"Anderson said she grew tired of people asking why she was still single. So,
in front of family and friends she married herself," notes WUSA9.
The trend has grown within the United States and has even gone international.
A site looking to make a few bucks on sad feminists called IMarriedMe.com
offers a kit to assist you in planning your own wedding ceremony, "self-wedding"
rings and daily self-affirmation cards.
"A self-wedding is a symbolic ceremony — about reconnecting and staying
connected with you. Wear the ring to remind you every day to LOVE
YOURSELF," says the site.
Promoting their daily affirmation cards, the site reads: "Did you know that
micro-moments of positivity add up, creating an upward spiral? Positive mental
states can also be enhanced by affirmations and even reshape us over time.
A daily practice can help you focus on the good and give you resources when
life is tough."