Category Archives: Post Marital Spinsterhood

Suckers

As I explained in A long term commitment to selling divorce, the media has been selling “gray divorce” as empowerment to boomer women for nearly a decade, using a highly misleading narrative. Fortunately few women (statistically) are actually taken in … Continue reading

Posted in Aging Feminists, Divorce, Fantasy vs Reality, Grey Divorce, Hold my beer and watch this, Post Marital Spinsterhood, Professional Divorcee, Rebellion, selling divorce, Ugly Feminists, You can't make this stuff up | 51 Comments

A disappointing return to the strip mining pit.

The Daily Mail has an article about a 53 year old new divorcée named “Claire” who learned the hard way that her fantasy of divorce empowerment was just a fantasy.  Claire of course didn’t ditch her boring loyal dude in … Continue reading

Posted in Choice Addiction, Daily Mail, Death of courtship, Fantasy vs Reality, Hold my beer and watch this, Post Marital Spinsterhood | 172 Comments

She didn’t stick the landing, and she won’t leave the floor.

When Eat Pray Love came out, it appeared that Elizabeth Gilbert had successfully navigated her way through steps 1-8 of having it all.  But to succeed in this game of serial monogamy a woman needs to stick the landing.  In … Continue reading

Posted in Aging Feminists, Cracks in the narrative, Denial, Divorce, Fantasy vs Reality, Having it all, Hold my beer and watch this, Post Marital Spinsterhood, selling divorce, Serial Monogamy, Status of marriage, Ugly Feminists, You can't make this stuff up | 90 Comments

All men’s fault

The Daily Mail has a new piece titled The women who haven’t had sex for more than a decade: What it’s like to be celibate and why it’s all men’s fault.  The article features three women who ended marriages or … Continue reading

Posted in Aging Feminists, Choice Addiction, Daily Mail, Divorce, Hold my beer and watch this, Post Marital Spinsterhood, Rationalization Hamster, Remarriage Strike, Weak men screwing feminism up | 293 Comments

Hold her beer and watch this.

Laura Lifshitz is back, asking Do the Men Move on First Before the Women, After Divorce? Every time I have told someone about the divorce, all I hear is, “He will move on before you. The men always do.” Or, … Continue reading

Posted in Divorce, Grey Divorce, Hold my beer and watch this, Laura Lifshitz, Post Marital Spinsterhood | 115 Comments