Recently, I watched the “A Woman’s Right to Shoes” episode of Sex and the City in which Carrie’s $485 Manolos go missing at a baby shower. Her unsympathetic friend, Kyra, offers to reimburse her only $200 because, in Kyra’s married-with-children opinion, spending $485 on shoes is both irresponsible and immature. Carrie reminds Kyra...
August 01, 2010
July 01, 2010
At the age of twenty-six, Harvard graduate Bella DePaulo, left her single friends and moved to her first university position. It was there, among her coupled colleagues, that DePaulo encountered firsthand the effects of singlism, the term she later coined to define how singles are “marginalized and stigmatized.” “Once, I was asked to teach in...