Arranged marriage... what reaction does that term incite in you?
This week, we’re delving into Indian marriage: who has arranged ones and can people be happy in them? McCall and Cass have conversations with Celia Daniels, an Indian trans woman in a heterosexual arranged marriage; Monique, an Indian Australian woman who opted to have a non-arranged marriage; and Manpreet, a Punjabi woman who opted to marry a fellow Sikh.
[02:22] Reminder: Who is Celia Daniels?
[03:02] Celia Daniels on Indian, Christian, Arranged Marriage
[07:04] Celia on her duality as womxn and husband/father
[08:35] McCall + Cass on arranged marriage
[09:11] Who participates in arranged marriages? Where did this idea come from?
[12:01] Types of arranged marriages
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[16:30] "Moonies'" Unification mass-ceremony arranged marriages
[20:40] Love is Blind…?
[22:13] Divorce + statistics, in the U.S.
[24:00] The caste system - in the U.S, too….?
[24:47] Is arranged marriage like the show “Married at First Sight”?
[27:20] Introduction to Manpreet in Punjab
[27:47] Manpreet on arranged marriage
[28:21] Monique's happy marriage
[30:29] Monique on gender roles in India
[34:52] What’s to come, Cass?
[19:27] “The mirror of love is blind. It makes zucchini into okra.” --Arabic saying
[29:04] "I don't think it's the things that keep you together... It's when things go bad, and they're not enough to break you apart... that's when you know that it's a good relationship." --Monique Kalmar
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