A Proposal I Never Thought I’d Consider. Sabaa Saleem, a student at UCLA, and a summer intern working as a copy editor on The Washington Post’s Foreign desk has a rather interesting argument favoring arranged marriage.
Like so many other young South Asians in America, I am the product of two cultures whose conflicting values pull at me with equal urgency. Never have I felt as torn between the two as I do about the question of marriage. I have been a Californian for all but the first year of my life, when my family lived in Britain, where I was born. I grew up in a small town in the Mojave Desert where conservative Republicans were as common as cacti. Inexplicably, I grew up liberal and a feminist.