Monday, October 31, 2011
If you caught my post on Friday, you know I've got love and marriage on my mind, so I read with interest Kate Bolick's tale of not marriage in The Atlantic. Now, the piece has its problems. For instance, it is a little heavy on the "we" talk, suggesting that every woman's experience in the romantic sphere is like that of a white, upper-middle class, white woman. But I admire the piece for the way it makes clear the myriad choices that accompany the modern single life, and the ambivalence and contradiction of it all. I appreciated Bolick's article for not presenting unmarried women as somehow broken. She even considers that singleness can be *gasp* a choice for women.
I also appreciated this: