Chicago residents are up in arms over a billboard erected by Fetman, Garland & Associates, an all female law firm that specializes in divorce cases. The billboard simply says, "Life's short. Get a dvorce".
Attorney Corri Fetman, the brain child behind the billboard believes it provides hope for those who are in unhappy marriages.
But not everyone in Chicago or across America agrees with Attorney Fetman. Many people believe it is a "direct attack" on the sanctity of marriage( now where have I heard that before?) and further perpetuates the belief that marriage is outdated.
Well that's not what I thought when I saw the ad, but more on that later. Truth be told, 50% of marriages in this country end in divorce . My parents have been married for over 30 years, but they met during an era when people truly married for life and divorce was not an option. Even during infidelity and abuse a couple was expected to tough it out.
Attorney Corri Fetman told ABC News, "Law firm advertising is boring...everything's always the same. It's lawyers in libraries with a suit on and the law books behind them. They don't say anything. What , I should hire you because you have a law degree? C'mon. So we wanted to try something different."
Excuse me for a second while I look at this from a gay male perspective. I find it humorous that so many privileged heterosexuals are outraged about this billboard. It should be much harder for them to get married than it is to get a divorce.The heteros will say I do in a Britney Spears Las Vegas minute and the marriage will end in divorce just as fast. Maybe if they were denied the right to marry they would respect the institution more.
I could care less about the message this billboard sends, divorce isn't even on my radar, I'm still trying to win the right to get married. These lawyers have accomplished their goal, they're on every major network and newspaper and that kind of publicity is priceless.