November 27, 2023

EP. 190 — Challenging the Myth of Marital Bliss with Clementine Ford

This week, Jameela is joined by writer, broadcaster and feminist organizer Clementine Ford to discuss the historical roots of marriage as a tool of patriarchal control, the illusions surrounding modern matrimony and the modern marketing machinery that sustains its myth. They discuss the cost & invisible labor in marriage, women’s agency and empowerment in a modern world, and the many ways to celebrate ourselves outside of the traditional “Big Day” wedding day and much more.


Clementine Ford’s book “I Don’t: The Case Against Marriage” is out now.

And her IG @Clementine_Ford 


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  Jameela Intro [00:00:00] Hello and welcome to another episode of I Weigh with Jameela Jamil, a podcast against shame. I hope you’re well and I think today’s chat is so important for this podcast because it’s largely about the way that we shame people who just don’t want to get married, especially when those people are women. And I think that’s really bizarre that we’re still having this conversation, that we’re still telling women how to spend their entire lives. But it seems to be back in a big way because of the explosion of red pill culture and misogyny on TikTok. There’s also a big rise of the kind of trad wife culture, which is the traditional housewife and the homemaker and the stay at home mum, which, by the way, is a wonderful and beautiful thing and still a fucking shit load of hard work. So we’re definitely not trying to shame anyone who wants to participate in marriage or who wants to be a stay at home mom. But it

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