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Re: You've Come a Long Way Baby -- NY Times Position on Marriage for Women Shifting

Posted by SLRT on Mon Jul 16 16:51:58 2012, in response to Re: You've Come a Long Way Baby -- NY Times Position on Marriage for Women Shifting, posted by AlM on Mon Jul 16 16:35:25 2012.

Well, I am in general agreement with your point, especially in the generic sense that "Many parents clearly feel less obligation to "'stay together for the children.'"

However, I think you're quibbling a bit to say that "most of it is due to the greater acceptance and prevalence of relationships that include children and don't endure long enough for the kids to grow up." While I find that undeniable true, the willingness to have children without marriage in the first place is a huge component of that whole given the recent reports that more than half of births to women are to unmarried women.

And how do we begin to make this socially unacceptable, all these years into the crisis?


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