"Anyone who’s remained stubbornly single through their 20s (or refuses to marry, or legally can’t) knows the financial woes of helping your friends “build a new life together!”: the numerous pre-parties (and required gifts), followed by the wedding (travel, hotel, clothes, and an even nicer gift). Marriage, in Western culture, operates on the model that a new couple needs “one of everything” in order to make a home, and should keep buying until they get it—and all those fancy cupcakes require lots of cooking gear too."
What Pinterest Taught Me About Marriage as a Capitalist Prison by Academic Coach Taylor
This article covers how Pinterest fetishizes owning stuff, and how that relates to the Western institution of marriage, and holy crap, this is a genuinely insightful article that starts with an analysis of dumb ol’ Pinterest. Read it.