Hard to Do: The Surprising, Feminist History of Breaking Up (Exploded Views) (Paperback)
Whatever the underlying motives--be they love, financial security, or mere masochism--the fact is that getting involved in a romantic partnership is emotionally, morally, and even politically fraught. In Hard To Do, Kelli Mar a 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 Mar a Korducki is a journalist and cultural critic. Her byline has appeared frequently in the Globe and Mail and National Post, as well as in the New Inquiry, NPR, the Walrus, Vice, and the Hairpin. She was nominated for a 2015 Canadian National Magazine Award for "Tiny Triumphs," a 10,000-word meditation on the humble hot dog for Little Brother Magazine. A former editor-in-chief of the popular daily news blog Torontoist, Korducki is based in Brooklyn and Toronto.
About the Author
Kelli Marìa Korducki is a journalist and cultural critic. Her byline has appeared frequently in the Globe and Mail and National Post, as well as in the New Inquiry, NPR, The Walrus, Vice, the Hairpin, and many more publications in print and online. In 2012 she was named one of five young journalists 'most likely to succeed' by the Ryerson Review of Journalism and was nominated for a 2015 National Magazine Award for 'Tiny Triumphs, ' a 10,000-word meditation on the humble hot dog for Little Brother Magazine. She is also a former editor-in-chief of the popular daily news blog, Torontoist, where she helped to cultivate a diverse roster of offbeat culture reporters and essayists. She is based in Brooklyn and Toronto.