2017-05-15 20:25:06 UTC
Women Who Married Themselves Talk About How It Feels
Last year VICE reported on the trend of "Sologamy," the practice of
marrying yourself as a way of boosting or affirming your self-esteem.
Reports were coming in of women from California to the UK, mostly in
their thirties, taking the next step with themselves, saying, "Alright,
I'll take your outmoded tradition, your patriarchal road to ruin, and
I'll make it about myself in every single way."
Sologamy isn't recognized in the US or Europe. However, while it might not be a legally binding union, it is part of a growing self-empowerment movement. The benefits are plentiful—no pressure to change your perfectly decent surname, no doing sex with the same body again and again, no resentment over a lopsided chore schedule. It's all about real self-love. So you can see why people are into it.