Kimberly Santleben-Stiteler wanted to burn her wedding dress upon the finalization of her divorce, but then the patriarchy stepped in:
” ‘I wanted to remove all things from our marriage from our house,’ she told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. ‘Photos in the attic, ring in the safe (but probably going to sell it) and the dress I wanted to burn.’
It was her dad and brother who suggested upping the ante and adding explosives [CC: 20 lbs. of Tannerite] into the equation. […]
‘To me, the dress represented a lie. I wanted to have a divorce party to burn the dress,’ she said.”
Some facts from the article that stood out to me:
- Hyphenated name
- She’s 43, and was married for 14 years. So, married at 29, and then got tired of it when she felt the loss of her beauty.
- Wearing a vulgar shirt that says, “Hey Y’all, I’m Single AF”
- Has access to wealth and enough land to blow up a dress from 200 yards away
- Note the “tough” cowgirl aesthetic
- Since she divorced him, it was her lie which she celebrated.
- The ring, like all her valuable wedding tackle, is for sale.
This is what the values of rural Texas offer in the modern world, to our shame.