Hard To Do (eBook)
The Surprising, Feminist History Of Breaking Up
de Kelli María Korducki
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Whatever the underlying motivesbe they love, financial security, or mere masochismthe fact is that getting involved in a romantic partnership is emotionally, morally, and even politically fraught. InHard To Do, Kelli Marìa Korducki turns a Marxist lens on the relatively short history of romantic love, tracing how the myth of economic equality between men and women has transformed the ways women conceive of domestic partnership. With perceptive, reported insights on the ways marriage and divorce are legislated, the rituals of twentieth-century courtship, and contemporary practices for calling it off, Korducki reveals that, for all women, choosing to end a relationship is a radical action with very limited cultural precedent.
Kelli Marìa Korducki is a journalist and cultural critic. Her byline has appeared frequently in theGlobe and Mail andNational Post, as well as in theNew Inquiry, NPR, theWalrus, Vice, and theHairpin. She was nominated for a 2015 Canadian National Magazine Award for "Tiny Triumphs," a 10,000-word meditation on the humble hot dog forLittle Brother Magazine. A former editor-in-chief of the popular daily news blogTorontoist, Korducki is based in Brooklyn and Toronto.