I found it an interesting story about a person and her life; but not a terribly interesting or informative commentary on society.
Probably because we're part of the counterculture. Most of us have some experience very like that, and don't find it that unusual.
In fact, I went to a wedding with a story very much like that. CBF's sister. It was gorgeous. I didn't have to fend off anyone as rude as she did. I didn't give it much thought, but CBF had many thoughts very much like the article. He's counter culture, he just has a little trouble admitting it.