On a recent thread Blurkel stated,
For the record (and this was told to me by a woman I grew up with who later became a behavioral psychologist), the feminine status hierarchy goes like this:
1. Married Mother
2. Married Woman
3. Unmarried Woman (where all women start out)
4. Divorced Woman (She had control of a man, and threw him away)
5. Prostitute (She temporarily sells what men are expected to pay much more dearly for)
And today at Dalrock’s,
Liška understands, at least in her gut, what the most dangerous remaining threat to divorce is. This threat is the status women gain from marriage (or something like marriage). This is what her post is really about, decrying the one force which is standing in the way of moral progress. Liška read the NYT article I referenced here, and was disturbed that women in the comments section were bragging that they had the status of remaining married, a status that Liška and her friend no longer have. This must stop:
The comments section, however, was disturbingly duration focused: “I want to kill him a lot the time, but we’ve made it 20-35-50 years, ha-ha!”
Is quantity of time a measure of its quality? Exactly how many “and yets” does a person have to take?
If law offers an out to marriage, society continues to act as its enforcer. We continue to promote marriage longevity like it’s an endurance event. We reward and acknowledge it by milestone with anniversary parties and bragging rights…
So what does a woman get from marriage with respect to status? And where does it come from?
Let us consider some possibilities,
I. She had enough “quality” about her such that a man chose to marry her. However, if men are the horrible creatures that Feminists claim that they are, would this make any sense?
Perhaps in the modern day it implies that she had enough “something” to catch a man for sperm and a wallet? Would this be something to be proud of?
II. The historical inertia is such that as is suggested above that a woman without a man has something wrong with her. In times past, this type of thing was whispered about such women. For if a woman did not marry a man that could support her in making children, then she was a failure. The reproductive bottleneck that she represented was wasted on her. There would seem be something intuitive and deep-seated about this notion that endures, and cannot be easily erased with Feminism’s endless indoctrination attempts.
III. In the modern world, especially among men, divorcees are viewed poorly. The thoughts of divorce-rape and EPL are never far from men’s minds. Perhaps women sense this view among men. But almost always seemingly after their divorce for some unknown reason.
IV. A married Mom has high prestige because she is raising the next generation and is not a burden to society while doing so (hopefully).
Now it is your turn. Why do married women (especially Moms) have more prestige? Or perhaps why do SSIW (Strong Single Independent Women) not have prestige?
NAWALT applies of course.