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July 09, 2014

"Dear Feminists: In The Name Of Fighting Poverty, Can We Call A Truce About Marriage?"

Social scientists have known for a while now that poverty isn't just about money:

A shockingly high 94 percent of births to college-educated women today are in wedlock, but 57 percent of women with high-school degrees or less education are unmarried when they bear their first child. Sadly, marriage today is relegated largely to higher social classes, as documented in the recent book Marriage Markets, by June Carbone and Naomi Cahn. 


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Patrick R. Sullivan

And what does Economist of the Month, Thomas Piketty, have to say about this?

As far as I can see--and I'm not about to waste any more time reading his book--absolument rien.


Isn't marriage just another patriarchy institution designed to oppress women? Why are so many college educated women so willing to be oppressed?

You'd think college educated women would be smart enough to know what 57 percent of those with only a high school or less in education knows.

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