We tell ourselves when we are out of a relationship that we are lonely when we are, in fact, surrounded by people who love us. And even though we (hopefully) don’t agree with this, we regularly reinforce this idea as we face single women and singledom in our daily lives.Sara is not alone; her feelings are typical of many young women in college who want a relationship, not a random hookup. It’s not surprising that many frustrated young women wind up dropping panties while drunk, hoping for the best, just to be included, part of the scene, having a normal college experience. If you search for images of a “single woman meme” (because at this point, you can’t help yourself), you will find the following pieces of high internet art: Such as this: And this: Aaaaand, this! We reproduce notions of the ticking biological clock, the unfulfilling career path, the predatory divorcee, and the crazy cat lady. This norm has been closely aligned with the idea of women as property, the control of women’s sexuality, and a gendered division of labor – ideas that have maintained sexist religious, political, and economic systems. We talk to our kids about their future spouses and weddings, assuming they will, of course, be heterosexual and get married. The social requirement for every person to ultimately enter into a heterosexual, monogamous, legally-bound partnership has been a norm throughout our nation’s history.If Trump were to become the GOP's eventual nominee, the comments, Kelly said, could leave him and his party vulnerable to claims that he is an active participant in the Democratic Party-alleged GOP "war on women." Their exchange follows: KELLY: Mr. You once told a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice it would be a pretty picture to see her on her knees.Trump, one of the things people love about you is you speak your mind and you don't use a politician's filter. Does that sound to you like the temperament of a man we should elect as president, and how will you answer the charge from Hillary Clinton, who was likely to be the Democratic nominee, that you are part of the war on women?
We shove our straight girlfriend at every semi-attractive guy at the bar when she’s been out of a relationship for more than a few weeks because we want her to “get back in the game.” We routinely ask every unmarried friend, coworker, and family member that we haven’t seen in five minutes, “Are you seeing anyone?Trump has referred to comedian and talk-show host Rosie O'Donnell as a "fat pig" -- among other pejoratives -- more than once. And Trump went back to that same language well during the debate.In response, the often-combative O'Donnell tweeted a reminder that she wasn't the only one who heard what Trump said.However, that is not without its downsides, in particular, when it comes to women. TRUMP: I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct.You've called women you don't like fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals. (APPLAUSE) I've been challenged by so many people, and I don't frankly have time for total political correctness.