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How Crying South Asian Brides Became a Symbol of the Patriarchy

While their big day may bring on a lot of emotions, the crying is much more complicated than you’d think

A black-and-white photo of an Indian bride crying, her hands wiping her tears.
Photo: zysman/Getty Images

LLosing a job, going through a heartbreak, or coping with loss are all commonly associated with emotional exhaustion, but what about weddings? Many South Asian Muslim brides deferred to…

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Nancy Uddin

Nancy Uddin

Nancy is a journalist whose work has appeared in publications including HuffPost, Dazed, and Nylon. She is based in New York City.