By Rachel Wilkerson, Lover.ly
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When it comes to weddings, few things are more controversial than the gift registry. You can't mention the wedding invitation you just received without someone launching into a rant against the "greedy" couples who use registries to scam innocent distant relatives out of all their hard-earned money for stuff the couple will never actually use. Forget religion and politics; wedding registries are the topic to avoid in mixed company.
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The latest person to hate on wedding gift registries is Matthew Yglesias at Slate. In Stop the Scourge of Wedding Presents, he calls wedding gifts "outdated, inefficient, unfair, and unnecessary." He writes:
"Traditional wedding presents no longer make sense in a contemporary context. Our gifting is based on the outdated (and, needless to say, sexist) assumptions of near-universal marriage, a very young age at first marriage, and extremely low expectations of male housekeeping skills. If you