Category Archives: Status of marriage

To everything a season.

Commenter constrainedlocus observes: I’m still digesting all of this, but I think one question that I have is what are men really thinking in these commensurate age groups? Even if these 30-45 year old women are in panic mode (I … Continue reading

Posted in Aging Feminists, Finding a Spouse, Having it all, Kate Bolick, Nevermarried, New York Times, Rationalization Hamster, Status of marriage, The Atlantic, Ugly Feminists | 129 Comments

2017 Never Married Data

After several years of interruption I’m finally able to pull never married data by race and age again via the U.S. Census CPS data tool.  This first chart uses three year averages to estimate the beginning, middle, and ending years in order … Continue reading

Posted in Aging Feminists, Data, Finding a Spouse, Larry Kummer, Nevermarried, Status of marriage, Ugly Feminists | 91 Comments

She got the message.

Sarah Bregel has joined a long list of mommy writers who converted their kids’ misfortune into career success.  Bregel used her new status as professional divorcée to get published at Slate, with The work of marital maintenance is a privilege not … Continue reading

Posted in Divorce, Professional Divorcée, Slate, Status of marriage, Turning a blind eye, Ugly Feminists | 128 Comments

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 | 299 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