|French Elle, Janvier 18, 2013.|
The bold headline in red with an exclamation point says: Mariage pour toutes!
The issue has pages of dresses, makeup ideas and wedding rings which we understand are there for every woman. Also inside is an article about love between two women (or girls actually if one translates the headline word for word), Comment S'Aiment Les Filles? The piece poses the question, "what are the dreams of young lesbians, fidelity, marriage. . ." and more.
|One of the photographs accompanying the article.|
Marriage, they were saying is the institution in which children have a mother and a father. The word itself, mariage, they maintained, has only one definition.
As I said in the headline, I'm reporting the facts as I know them. What fascinated me was Elle, but then again it has always been a magazine that likes controversy and supports feminism no matter how a woman defines the concept.
Personally, I try to avoid controversy whenever possible. You're probably wondering then, "why did she write this post?" Because it's news, because it's part of today's society and culture no matter where one stands on the subject.