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Women's Troubles

sarahbradlee Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 7:03 AM
Denise, I think I get your point here. However, I suspect you will find this is changing in significant ways. Fewer and fewer people are marrying. The underlying causes of homelessness, incarceration and felony murder are such problems as addiction and promiscuity. These are gender-neutral problems. I work (volunteer) with the homeless - the VAST majority of homeless are women with children (no dads) The average age of a homeless person (in NH) is 9 years old. It will only get worse. Fewer and fewer men are eager to marry/support women who are educated, creative, mentally stable, geniuses, too. Fact seems to be that NO ONE wants the responsibility of children.
Denise67 Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 7:21 AM
Columns like this one seem to assume every woman can choose between being supported by a nice husband while she's home with the kids or having a satisfying, high-powered career. This is very misleading. My own mom was at home because she feared she had no place in the work force because she was slow and easily confused. A friend's mom was often depressed, sleepy during the day, and wasn't in the workplace for those reasons. I know someone else who had a schizo mom talking to phantoms through the day. Staying at home isn't always a "choice" but can be for the best.
I had no kids but was a housewife throughout my marriage because I was ill and couldn't hold down a job. My ex is a decent man and provided alimony so I wouldn't be homeless.

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