Danny Byers, author of “Typical wedding pushes family to
insanity”, made several offensive and out of place assumptions in
this article. Thoughts such as a groom not wanting to share
intimacy with only his wife are completely inappropriate to be in a
column that is featured in a section of the paper that is
Byers continues to state that couples getting married “obviously
have no idea what they are getting themselves into.” Byers tries to
make marriage a chore and a miserable, chaotic, unplanned decision
that two people enter blindly.
This is not the case for most couples, many of whom are not only
aware of their actions, but also take steps such as pre-marital
counseling to re-affirm their wish to be married.
Even more offensive are the statements Byers makes about in-laws
and their personalities and occupations. Byers insults farmers by
saying how upset the father of the bride would be if his daughter
married someone whose father was an “incompetent Mississippi
farmer.” Belittling others’ occupations is ridiculously
inappropriate in any setting but especially so in article.
The point of the matter is that this article had no place in a
pull-out meant especially for people getting married! I hope Byers
is proud of his failed attempt at humor, and I’m sure a long, long
time from now, when he finally convinces a woman to become his
wife, he will surely look back on this article and realize he was a