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THE POLITICS OF WEDDING BANDSOctober 10, 2013
Though the tradition of wedding bands for women can be traced back to ancient times, wedding bands for men have only become mainstream in the past 80 years or so. There are a few cases of men wearing wedding bands earlier in the century; however, they didn't become a part of wedding tradition until WWII, when soldiers stationed overseas who wanted a comforting reminder of home. The wearing of wedding bands for men exploded in popularity later in the 20th century. A wedding band was originally a symbol of the ownership of a woman by her husband. It's thought that the tradition of a bride and groom exchanging rings at the ceremony, which became a standard part of the wedding ceremony in the 1960s and 1970s, symbolized a modern partnership, a joining of equals. It coincided with the rise of the women's movement and the changing of many traditional socials mores. Wedding bands today are devoid of political and social significance, and are now an eternal symbol of love and devotion given by the couple to each other to signify a promise.
A plain mens wedding band is an appropriate design for men who work in industries where damage or injuries can occur. It's a simple, elegant and practical way to show their devotion without worry. It's also common for a young married couple to opt for simple, inexpensive bands when they first marry and then to purchase more elaborate sets as a token for landmark anniversaries, such as the 10th, 20th, and so on.
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She earned her Masters in Applied Social Research at Ateneo de Davao University. She's a hard-core pluralist, an eternal optimist, a 40ish realist and a frustrated florist. She’s a mother, a teacher, a dreamer and who knows one day a potter.
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