NPR Special Series: The Changing Lives Of Women.
“Men are allowed to talk about sports relentlessly, and yet we still take them seriously. I don’t understand why women can’t talk about fashion, or sex, or love, or wanting more money and not be taken as seriously as men.”
“while the shift in marriage patterns is mostly a good thing for women, it can also be seen as a destabilizing force in society.”
“The lack of marriage is being blamed for almost every social ill — whether it’s gun violence, whether it’s poverty, whether it’s the dropping birth rate. You have demographers worried about the fact that as people marry later, they’re having fewer children. Single women come in for an enormous amount of blame, politically and culturally.”
Single In America105 million: Number of unmarried people in America 18 and older in 2013 53 percent: Percentage of unmarried U.S. residents 18 and older who were women in 2013 62 percent: Percentage of unmarried U.S. residents 18 and older in 2013 who had never been married Source: U.S. Census Bureau