ELLE (Canada) - - Let­ters -

I sub­scribe to your magazine be­cause, at the age of 43, I en­joy read­ing about beauty, fash­ion and health as much as I did 20 years ago! And I ap­pre­ci­ate that it’s Cana­dian and I can ac­tu­ally pur­chase the prod­ucts men­tioned. I have never writ­ten to a magazine be­fore, but af­ter read­ing “Dress Code” by Mar­il­isa Racco, I had to. When the au­thor de­scribed the hon­our of hav­ing her fa­ther walk her down the aisle at her wed­ding as an “an­ti­quated rite” and said that she wasn’t “wild about the idea” be­cause she viewed it as “be­ing passed from one man to an­other,” it made me so an­gry. There are many of us who never had the chance—my dad passed away when I was 20. Tears rolled down my cheeks as I walked my­self down the aisle at my wed­ding. This ar­ti­cle demon­strates a strong lack of com­pas­sion. Kris­tine Bell, Calgary

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