From The Guardian:
Data confirms more women have realized there are far worse things than dying alone, which is bad news for the patriarchy
Sun 13 Oct 2019
For years, feminist writer Linda Hirshman courted controversy by advising that marriage, unless to an exceptional man, is often a ‘bad bargain’ for women.
Not long ago I had a discussion with a friend about why she married, and ultimately divorced, someone she knew wasn’t right for her. She said she bought into society’s deafening message that being with a man – any man – is better than being alone, and certainly better than dying alone, which is allegedly the worst fate anyone, especially any woman, can suffer.
When I told her that I’ve never feared dying alone, and in fact have sometimes feared the opposite, she told me I was incredibly lucky. Because this meant I wouldn’t end up settling for a life that doesn’t actually make me happy, even if society tells me it’s supposed to.
Apparently I’m not alone. (Pun intended!) Data confirms that more women have begun to realize that there are far worse things than dying alone, which is great news for women but bad news for the patriarchy.
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