New lifestyle choice: Same-self marriage

From Patheos:

The first person to marry herself to herself was Linda Baker in December 1993, George reports. Another is Sara Sharpe, “who wrote about her self-marriage in A Dress, A Ring, Promises to Self.”

Last January, the Houston Chronicle reported that Yasmin Eleby “married herself at the Houston Museum of African American Culture…in a lavish ceremony with 10 bridesmaids in attendance, plus family and other guests on hand to celebrate the event.” Her ceremony was illegal, not recognized by the state or federal government as marriage. Her sister performed the “ceremony,” and Yasmin went on a honeymoon with herself to “Cambodia, Laos, and a jazz festival in Dubai.”

And CNN’s Anderson Cooper interviewed a North Dakota woman, Nadine Schweigert, who married herself in front of her roughly forty close friends. More.

Reality check: In a society where the government is expected to look after everyone, individual relationships and boundaries dissolve, and everyone is actually married to the government. Same-self marriage is a face-saving way of making that statement.

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Hat tip: Stephanie West Allen at Brains on Purpose

  • Well, it makes meal planning easier.

    • Exile1981

      In the old days they had a term for people who “loved” themselves….

  • BradThomas

    Like phenomena such as gay marriage, Japanese males’ fondness for sex dolls as opposed to adult women, marriage to self is probably not going to wonders for population growth. It’s not surprising that the primitive, primal (but fecund) ideology of Islam is in the process of conquering the West.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      It’s a form of natural selection.

  • Billy Bob Thornton

    I think marriage is a thing of the past from an era when people could afford to raise a family. Nowadays it is passe and people are realizing that no one benefits from marriage except the person with the less money and that could result in support payments. Which is why living together is something I support as a way to escape the burdens of married life and the curse of families and children.

    • Billy Bob Thornton

      At most I think people if they can afford it should only have one child.

      • Clink9

        Your parents should have stopped at no children.

        • Billy Bob Thornton

          The honest truth is disposable income is tight for families and all my friends in their late 20’s and early 30’s are not having children. That is the honest truth. You may think that society is running like it was when you were younger, assuming you are not an old man, but the truth is society is terrible and food bank use is popping up everywhere because I volunteer and I work in Information Technology. As if you know what I believe or do because the problem with conservatives is they assume without using their minds because they live in a victim world where they feel they are being victimized as an ideology. I am glad that conservatism is diminished because from the ashes of the Conservative party will hopefully rise new parties and new ideas.

          I liken it to the fall of the Roman Empire!

          • Clausewitz

            Maybe your priorities are just fucked to all get out.

          • Minicapt

            “Why dost thou converse with that trunk of humours, that bolting-hutch of beastliness, that swollen parcel of dropsies, that huge bombard of sack, that stuffed cloak-bag of guts, that roasted Manningtree ox with pudding in his belly, that reverend vice, that grey Iniquity, that father ruffian, that vanity in years?”


          • El Martyachi

            Not all conservatives are stupid cunts, Billy.

          • Clink9

            You think like a loser ….. therefore …

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Fuck off.

  • tom_billesley

    If someone with dissociative identity disorder marries themself, is it bigamous?

  • tom_billesley

    Is a same-self marriage of someone with dissociative identity disorder bigamous?

  • Maggat

    Hm, divorce will be a challenge.

  • Ron MacDonald

    She’s probably to only person not insulted when told to go fuck herself.

  • Clausewitz

    I’m quite sure she took a couple of gigabytes of selfies before, during, and after the ceremony.

  • DMB

    A special day just for yourself. I thought that what birthday parties are for!