For later, when I have more time

I am going to unleash a frothing rant on how sick to death I am of advertisers and men and, well, women too playing to the stereotype that all a woman desires in life is a big, fat fucking diamond ring and a husband.

It’s like double-plus barf barf and one of my newest pet peeves guaranteed to produce a venomous rage. Lately, it’s the diamond in specific that enrages me and not the whole marriage idea in general.

Really, a diamond? ARE YOU KIDDING ME. I think if anyone did any research on the production of diamonds they’d stop wearing them pronto. And seriously, isn’t your money better spent elsewhere? On, oh, say anything else rather than a flashy piece of jewelery that does nothing other than say that you “belong” to someone else. Why is that the amount by which a woman is loved is measured by how big her rock is.

Bah.

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8 Comments

  1. Raphael 09.Mar.09 at 4:41 pm

    Oh, your post and your blog’s ads are of two separate minds!

    If I click on the ad, you’ll be profiting from the diamond industry, won’t you?

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  2. Jodi 09.Mar.09 at 7:25 pm

    Yes, yes I’m well aware of the irony. It just makes me that much more bitter. BITTER!

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  3. Ryan 09.Mar.09 at 10:29 pm

    My wife doesn’t have a diamond and she’ll cool with that. In fact, it’s something we’ve discussed and we also agree that the money is best spent (or saved) elsewhere.

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  4. Doug 10.Mar.09 at 12:04 am

    The diamond industry has spent a lot of money brainwashing everyone into thinking they need to buy diamonds. They need to pay for those ads somehow.

    But really, Jodi, your bitterness suggests that you think that if all that money wasn’t being spent on diamonds that it would be put to good use. Or given to you.

    Otherwise, I think a deep breath may be to your benefit. Really–it’s not worth it.

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  5. Anna 10.Mar.09 at 2:38 am

    A woman needs a diamond/man like a fish needs a bike.

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  6. Michele 10.Mar.09 at 9:14 am

    Jodi! Ha, you’re on the Stranger’s SLOG. You rock! And speaking of rocks, my girlfriend has wanted a diamond for years. I thought because we were subverting traditional marriage I could escape that fate. But she says no dice. Fortunately, we are currently poor. But come that lottery win …

    Love your blog. Very well-rounded. How is your haunted bowling alley?

    Michele Harris

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  7. Lerren 10.Mar.09 at 3:10 pm

    I’ve recently had that debate with Significant Other. What we decided is that because I am slightly traditional, I will get a ring. That ring will cost about $200, be made of titanium, and have a star sapphire for sentimental reasons.

    Then he’s going to buy me a great big honking camera lens and we’re both going on a honeymoon to europe rather than a large wedding.

    What really irks me about the gold-and-diamond crowd is why spend that much on something so easily lost one way or another? I’m the first to admit I’m absentminded, I’d hate to have to keep track of anything worth more than that.

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  8. david 10.Mar.09 at 5:50 pm

    I had actually picked out a relatively inexpensive tourmaline ring for my wife until my mom offered her engagement ring (my dad passed away years ago).

    I agree wholeheartedly about diamonds, their marketing and the ridiculous expense (and don’t get me started about big weddings).

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