The World Would Be Better Off Without Engagement Rings

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One writer—and she happens to be a woman, not just some cheap guy—argues: “To encourage more marriages, reduce materialism and further the equality of the sexes, I say let’s chuck the engagement ring.”

Thoughts here come from Slate’s Emily Yoffee writing for the Washington Post in the paper’s annual Spring Cleaning series, which recommends ridding the world of various concepts, habits, gadgets, and “things.”

(Last year’s suggestions included lawns, fine print, and virginity.)

Also on this year’s list: tipping.

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