The Powerlessness of the Single Woman

Dr. J.R. Bruns and R.A. Richards II, Psychology Today blog, 2/7/2011

Barbara Dafoe Whitehead broached the touchy subject of the powerlessness of single young women in her book "Why There Are No Good Men Left". She is well-credentialled to take on such a verboten topic... It turns out that today's liberated women want to marry. The problem, as Whitehead points out, is that the social infrastructure that was designed to help young women meet marriageable men no longer exists. Once upon a time the American courtship rituals of the Senior Prom and sorority formals accomplished their task of getting young men and women paired off. That era disappeared along with platform shows, bell bottom pants and mood rings.

Subjects: Marriage, Courtship


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