How Singles Are Celebrated and Shamed

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Single people are routinely stereotyped, stigmatized, and ignored, as I highlighted in the subtitle of my book, Singled Out: How Singles Are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still Live Happily Ever After. They are also shamed. Here are some examples of that. Happily, as the number of single people grows and as more people spend more years of their lives not married, single people are sometimes celebrated, too. This collection also includes examples of ways in which single people are celebrated.

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Critiques of Marriage

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There are so many ways to critique marriage. Should it even exist? Should it be reformed? Should the government get out of the marriage business? Here are a few of my writings on the topic. Many of them draw from the critiques of other scholars.

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Singles Advocacy and the Issue of Privilege

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Single people have yet to have their moment as a political force. That’s unfortunate, as there are so many ways that they are denied the benefits and protections accorded to people who are married. Here are links to discussions of advocacy, activism, and issues facing singles; the legal and financial costs of single life; politics and voting; matters of privilege; and more.

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