Annoyed

Memo to MSM: Stop Monetizing Marriage

In the latest addition to an avalanche of responses to The Atlantic’s recent cover story “All the Single Ladies,” The Guardian’s Hadley Freeman tackles “the weirdly monetized and loveless view of marriage” perpetrated by American media. From TV shows like Sex and the City to The New York Times's Vows section, the media focus far too much on the economic implications of marriage—rather than, you know, love. Masquerading as feminism, this approach “reduces men to insecure throwbacks with machismo and ego issues, and women to conniving venal fools.” No wonder why no one is getting married anymore.