Friday, June 15, 2007

Slate Author Defends So-Called "Greedy Brides"

Essentially Daniel Gross's point is that brides that ask for money as a wedding gift are hitting the main theme of gift giving - that it should be an unselfish act meant to serve the needs and wants of the recipient. Everyone consciously believes this, but Gross says in practice those who give gifts are merely aiming to pat themselves on the back, giving that book that they liked or a gift card that they could only spend at the place of the giver's choice. Then there's that useless chinaware that can't be spent.

And, as feminists would say, what's good for the goose is good for the gander, so may the grooms get every numeric cash value they can imagine!

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