Category Archives: Status of marriage

Someday we’ll laugh!

Commenter Ofelas pointed out the absurdity of the main character in Cat Person imagining how much a future boyfriend would enjoy hearing about her having sex with other men: …she imagined that somewhere, out there in the universe, there was … Continue reading

Posted in Cat Person, Choice Addiction, Cracks in the narrative, Diary of Why, Finding a Spouse, Judging the performance, Rationalization Hamster, Serial Monogamy, Solipsism, Status of marriage, Turning a blind eye, Ugly Feminists, You can't make this stuff up | 297 Comments

It’s complicated.

Even when a woman sticks the landing, divorce still has strong class implications across generations.  From Bloomberg’s Divorce Is Making American Families 66% Bigger This holiday season, many Americans may need a flow chart to figure how they’re all related. … Continue reading

Posted in Divorce, Status of marriage | 139 Comments

Percentage of U.S. women never married, by age, 1980 & 2015

Novaseeker found an excellent chart over at Reddit.  It isn’t my chart to share, so I won’t publish it here.  However, you can see it at the link. Some quick thoughts: The chart confirms Men’s Sphere conventional wisdom about the … Continue reading

Posted in Aging Feminists, Cane Caldo, Data, Marriage Strike, Nevermarried, Status of marriage | 198 Comments

The one obstacle she can’t remove.

Shana Lebowitz at Business Insider writes that the problem with marriage is that it is so terribly permanent: …I was left worriedly wondering: Is it possible that a couple can start out perfectly compatible, and then become less so over … Continue reading

Posted in Aging Feminists, Business Insider, Divorce, Marriage, Shana Lebowitz, Status of marriage | 113 Comments

A very long season (part 1).

For several decades now the feminist life script for women has been to delay marriage as long as possible to focus on education, career, travel, and sexual experience. Many have mistaken this strategy by feminists as signaling that they don’t … Continue reading

Posted in Aging Feminists, Finding a Spouse, Having it all, Kate Bolick, Lori Gottlieb, Marriage, Rationalization Hamster, Solipsism, Status of marriage, The Atlantic, Turning a blind eye, Ugly Feminists, Weak men screwing feminism up | 180 Comments