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Unmarried Women

Candace Bushnell On Why It's Still Harder To Be Single

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.24.2015 | Women

Candace Bushnell, the writer of an essay collection that turned into beloved television show "Sex and the City" -- known for the glammest girl squad t...

7 Successful Women Who Destroy The Myth Of The 'Old Maid'

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.04.2015 | Women

June 4 is National Old Maids Day. Yes, seriously. While it seems unlikely that anyone in America actually spends this holiday pitying "old maids" (...

Emma Gray

Why Being A 'Spinster' Has Never Been More Fabulous

HuffingtonPost.com | Emma Gray | Posted 04.21.2015 | Women

Kate Bolick is a self-proclaimed "spinster." She's over the age of 40, unmarried and -- gasp! -- happy. In 2011, when she was 39, Bolick w...

Equal Pay Day: Unmarried Women Bear Brunt of Pay Gap

Page Gardner | Posted 06.13.2015 | Women
Page Gardner

Equal Pay Day falls on April 14th, marking just how far into the year a woman must work to earn as much as a man. Together with Lake Research Partners, the Voter Participation Center has been crunching the numbers to better understand the impact this unfair pay gap has on unmarried women.

I Want My Le Creuset!

Claudia Zelevansky | Posted 06.08.2015 | Women
Claudia Zelevansky

I have to come clean: this not actually about a pot, even though it kind of is. This is really about being single, childless, and therefore not ever receiving a Le Creuset or a salad spinner or a dream catcher or anything ever as congratulations for having hit one of the marks of adult society.

When Rush Limbaugh Attacks You...

Page Gardner | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Page Gardner

Limbaugh is at the end of the day an entertainer, and his patronizing pronouncements don't come from the Republican Party. But it's not hard to see why unmarried women and other members of the Rising American Electorate would reject political candidates who share his views.

I Have Four Numbers I Think About Every Day

Page Gardner | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics
Page Gardner

Tomorrow is National Voter Registration Day, and a great opportunity to remind eligible Americans to register to vote and participate in our democracy.

6 Crucial Questions To Ask Before Moving In Together

Damona Hoffman | Posted 10.29.2014 | Weddings
Damona Hoffman

Although 48 percent of women now move in with their mate as a first step before getting married only 40 percent of cohabitating couples actually tie the knot. So, if you want to get the keys before the ring, here are the six crucial questions to ask before moving in to avoid becoming a shacking up statistic.

Does Being a 40-Year-Old Woman Without a Husband or Children Equal Failure?

Dana T. Blackmore | Posted 07.07.2014 | Women
Dana T. Blackmore

Why do women who are married and/or married with children impose their idea of success on women who are not married? Every woman is not looking for someone to put a ring on it!

What You Think You Know About The Midterms Is Wrong

Margie Omero | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics
Margie Omero

There is more to our past success--and failures--than simply getting more women, minorities and young people to the polls. Turnout doesn't exist in a vacuum, and demographics aren't destiny.

It's Not Just About the Ring Finger

Page Gardner | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Page Gardner

We all value marriage. I've been married for 34 years. But blaming a poor single mom for her poverty and only offering up a husband as salvation is demeaning, paternalistic and denies current ground truths.

Self-Acceptance Is a Nice Thought, But it Doesn't Pay the Bills

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 02.05.2014 | Women
Carlota Zimmerman

Follow the money. Understand that these article are written to get the author attention, because people always stop to ogle a car wreck.

News Flash: Republicans Discover Women Voters

Page Gardner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Page Gardner

Even as they open new women-courting consulting firms and issue post-campaign "autopsies" that promise to do better by women, leading Republican figures keep compounding their problems.

New-jitsu Politics and the Power of the Far Right

Hans Johnson | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Hans Johnson

For the first time in 15 years, the frame for a national election cycle is coming to focus on the dangers of the extreme right wing holding the country hostage to its ideology.

The "Unconscionable Practice"

Page Gardner | Posted 08.06.2013 | Women
Page Gardner

When President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law 50 years ago this coming Monday, a gallon of gas cost 25 cents. A newfangled gizmo ha...

State of the Union (Of Unmarried Women)

Page Gardner | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Page Gardner

When President Obama announced that "the state of our union is stronger," his annual address captured the attention of a powerful but under-appreciated voting bloc -- unmarried women.

Why Working-Class Women Are Staying Unmarried

Posted 01.10.2013 | Women

By: David Mielach, BusinessNewsDaily Staff Writer Published: 01/10/2013 06:26 AM EST on BusinessNewsDaily Unmarried couples who live together ho...

10 Things Never To Say To A Single Woman

Posted 03.10.2015 | OWN

By Lisa Kogan Allow me to introduce myself. I am a gainfully employed, God-fearing, law-abiding citizen, and I come in peace. I don't bet on base...

The New Tumblr For Single Women: #myfriendsaremarried

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 09.11.2012 | Women

"My friends are getting married, and I'm just 25 and drunk." So goes the theme of #myfriendsaremarried, a recently launched Tumblr that addresses m...

Women Share 'Why I'm Single'

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 04.03.2012 | Women

#ImSingleBecause ... This is the question that lots of women are taking to Twitter to answer. Single women are currently the hot topic du jour. Bo...

The #1 Question Never To Ask A Woman

Posted 02.06.2012 | Women

Last week, Jezebel posted an essay on the question that no unattached woman wants to hear: Why are you still single? Sure, people try to frame thi...

'Spinster'? What About 'Peddler'? A Gender Inequality in Terms of Commitment

Adam Foldes | Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Adam Foldes

Women have long endured a burden of accommodating noted imbalances in gender expectations. Domineering, masculine perspectives on political, economic,...

Why Mr. Meh Is SO Not Worth It: Kate Bolick Makes The Case Against Settling

Refinery29 | Posted 01.10.2012 | Women

We'll admit it: We wait with bated breath for the women and relationships and future of dating/marriage stories that The Atlantic puts out once every ...

Rick Banks Asks "Is Marriage For White People?"

Rehema Trimiew | Posted 01.01.2012 | Weddings

Ralph Richard Banks, a Stanford Law Professor, examines race and marriage in his latest book "Is Marriage for White People?: How the African American ...

Old Maid: Unmarried At 30

Fahad Faruqui | Posted 01.07.2012 | Religion
Fahad Faruqui

Society couldn't care less that she's doing something substantial with her life. "If it comes down to it (where I don't get married), I know there will still be people that will think lesser of me that I have not gotten married..."