By Keelia Clarkson writing for Evie
The first words that come to mind when we, as a culture, imagine a bachelor party are… strip club. Countless movies and TV shows throughout the years have depicted a young groom-to-be as he rounds up his buddies and pays for random women to strip naked for him the night before he vows to spend the rest of his days with one woman – after all, it’s his “last night of freedom.” And somehow, we all got it in our heads that this was normal. The normalization of an engaged man taking part in sexual activities with other women, or even simply watching them dance nude for him as a “last hoorah” is nonsensical, incredibly misogynistic, and troubling. It’s not something to take lightly, and may even warrant reconsidering our relationship entirely.