Feminist wedding controversy: The song!

A hilarious Brooklyn trio sing about a friend going from vegan feminist lesbian to tulle and "The Electric Slide"

By Lynn Harris

Published October 21, 2009 6:22PM (EDT)

Many of us have by now opined on the, er, marriage of professional feminism and the New York Times Vows column. (My untouchable authority as a Vows veteran -- and a feminist of humble socialist origins -- commands me to, well, agree with pretty much everything my colleagues said.) But while it's entirely possible -- from a political standpoint -- to give Feministing founder Jessica Valenti's wedding coverage a big shrug of the off-the-shoulder gown scored for $50 on eBay, some of you might also have some personal experience with that Feminist Until...Him! feeling you got from friends who were sucked into the tulle vortex as you watched. (At an approximate travel/gift/wardrobe cost of $450.) Enter Brooklyn's hilarious lady-country trio Menage a Twang, who need to put even more of their stuff on YouTube: "We met as lesbian feminist vegans who wanted to free Tibet / But then you met Mr. Right and your mind moved to Stepford and now I have watched you forget….” Check out their song "Secret Conservative Side" -- and others -- here

Lynn Harris

Award-winning journalist Lynn Harris is author of the comic novel "Death by Chick Lit" and co-creator of BreakupGirl.net. She also writes for the New York Times, Glamour, and many others.

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