Analysis Of Kate Bolick's Article 'All The Single Ladies'

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In Kate Bolick’s article “All the Single Ladies” she writes about how women are beginning to climb higher as the men are falling behind. Also, how that when women are at a good point in their lives and are ready to find a man they are left with nothing, that most of them men are already taken and on with their lives; Or that the ones that are left are always the ones that they don’t end up wanting. Bolick starts off her article talking about a past relationship she had in her late 20’s that didn’t end up working out and now that she was in her late 30’s she didn’t know whether she should just stay single or settle with whoever she could find.
She ties the downfall of men to the changing patterns in modern relationships and marriage to a
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“We keep putting marriage off. In 1960, the median age of first marriage in the U.S. was 23 for men and 20 for women; today it is 28 and 26. Today, a smaller proportion of American women in their early 30s are married than at any other point since the 1950s if not earlier”. People are also marrying less which is going to change the amount of men left in the dating/marriage pool when women are finally ready to start considering marriage. Even more than that men and marriage aren’t necessarily needed for to have kids anymore. As said in the article more than 40% of children are born to single mothers. Of course not all women who fall into that category chose it like to. The idea of a “nuclear family” is slowly becoming obsolete. “That gays and lesbians (married or single) and older women are also having children, via adoption or in vitro fertilization—has helped shrink the stigma against single…show more content…
At the beginning of her article she states how frustrating it was to be at the age she was and still not married or in a committed relationship. She had long relationships in high school up until her late 20’s but at 39 she was stuck. She wasn’t in any relationship but was finally ready for marriage; but the pool was small she was either going to have to stay single or just to settle. She had taken up her mother’s feminist ideas that she could be independent and didn’t have to marry or be with someone just because it was the societal norm. “I see now, is in keeping with a post¬ Boomer ideology that values emotional fulfillment above all else. And the elevation of independence over coupling (“I wasn’t ready to settle down”) is a second¬-wave feminist idea I’d acquired from my mother, who had embraced
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