Monday, November 17, 2008

For lack of content

It is heresy in America to embrace any way of life except as half of a couple. Solitude is un-American. It may be condoned in a man -- especially if he is a "glamorous bachelor" who "dates starlets" during a brief interval between marriages. But a woman is always presumed to be alone as a result of abandonment, not choice. And she is treated that way: as a pariah. There is simply no dignified way for a woman to live alone. Oh, she can get along financially perhaps (although not nearly as well as a man), but emotionally she is never left in peace. Her friends, her family, her fellow workers never let her forget that her husbandlessness, her childlessness -- her selfishness, in short -- is a reproach to the American way of life."
Erica Jong, "Fear of Flying"

5 comments:

justme2575 said...

It's about time y'all posted something on this blog! I've been waiting for awhile!!

Angela said...

I'm a very busy person! And so is Katy (sort of)!

A pirate is what I be said...

HEY! I...read...that. :S

CathysGarden45 said...

A very interesting site, you two!! Keep up the good work. Studies I've read about say that in terms of hapiness, Single men rank at the bottom, then married women, then married men, then single women at the top (most happy). Single men (most) do poorly at taking care of themselves, especially single men who were previously married; married women can be less happy because they sometimes wind up being EVERYBODY'S caretaker; married men (most) gets a lot of their needs (both physical and emotional) taken care of; but single women have the freedom to do what pleases them (generally), and so can be happier, without reference to others needs. I would guess that applies only to women in the westernized cultures that allow women rights and freedoms unkown in the more restrictive societies. Life can't be fun for a muslim woman in a poor country!!

Anonymous said...

Heck yeah. It's about time a site like this came along! Single and loving it has always been my philosophy, and it's nice to see someone who agrees with me. You two rock.