Thursday, November 19, 2009
Recently, Timeline did this clip about the increased use of man-gagement rings—or engagement rings for men. This trend proves that engagement rings, often the subject of litigation battles upon broken engagements, have come far since their initial purpose of showing commitment in exchange for a woman’s virginity. See here, here, and here. However, man-gagement rings raise interesting questions regarding people’s perception of engagement. In reality, a couple’s engagement has few, if any, legal consequences. Furthermore, one argument for the man-gagement ring is to keep men faithful, although sometimes even a wedding ring can’t do the trick. Finally, can the man-gagement ring really serve, as it does for some, as a symbol of equitable marriage? This blogger can't help but to be flummoxed.