Ladies, listen up! If you want to advance in your career, your wedding plans are going to have to wait. Selena Rezvani, writing for Forbes, examines the reasons why a growing number of women are choosing not to walk the aisle: Getting married has a detrimental effect on a woman’s career. She cites that while women are ready for the “give and take of marriage” like using their husband’s names and moving when their husband’s careers call for it, most of them end up compromising too much. This has led many to completely abandon the thought of getting married.
With child marriages cutting off the Yemeni girls’ access to education, endangering their health, and subjecting them to abuse, researchers and activists are calling for an end to this long-held practice.
A study conducted by researchers from the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire revealed that men are more sexually interested in their female friends than vice-versa. This attraction could present difficulties in their friendship. Lead researcher April Bleske-Rechek observes: “I think men and women do want to be friends, they do want to engage in platonic friendships. But the data I’ve been collecting suggests that attractions can get in the way.”
The combination of President Obama’s affirmation that “I think same-sex couples should be able to get married” and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s reaffirmation of his opposition to same-sex marriage and to civil unions usefully highlights two distinct debates about the relationship between marriage and civil unions. Both debates are likely to feature in the presidential campaign and in local politics.
I never used to think about being single as equivalent to minority status, but at 41 that’s essentially what it is. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, less than 14 percent of women between 40 and 44 are single in the sense of never having married, though the number is higher when you include those who are divorced or separated.
Not too long ago, I worked at a company where I became friends with my co-worker, Shannon. Shannon started dating another co-worker Craig. They both worked in different departments and different buildings. They dated for about 2 ½ years and are now married with a little girl. That’s a picture perfect story, isn’t it? But we all know that’s not always how things go.
The conversation about choosing not to have children has moved from isolated listservs into the national press. The national debate has generated some real support for childfree people and even for their reasons not to have children, such as the study discussed in The New York Times Magazine showing that childfree people are generally happier than parents.
My boyrfriend and I are thinking of getting hitched. I run my own business and have managed to build up quite a substantial amount of money. I’ve also inherited a decent sum. My significant other has been very supportive of my work and I imagine that will continue. The problem is his own career prospects are flagging. My family thinks I should ask him to sign a pre-nup. I don’t want to upset him and am worried he’ll interpret it as a bad sign. What do you think I should do?
Shattering the glass ceiling means you have to be prepared to bleed. Prospective medical students are asked, when they fill out their medical school application: are you sure you’re ok with the sight of blood? Female doctors need to ask themselves — what if it’s your own?