It’s also easy to forget, given its resonance, that the stat comes from an article that has since been so thoroughly debunked, by demographers and sociologists and media outlets alike, that .The empirical reality, as so often happens, became unmoored from the hazier human one.The piece’s core message——lives on, in its way, in every current news story about the difficulty educated women face in the “marriage market,” in every blithe reference to the “biological clock,” and indeed in every piece of media that gazes upon women’s bodies and sees, in their fleshy fallibility, some form of social determinism.
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With six unmarried daughters, Carol's said her mother was sounding an alarm.
“You’ve got to get out of the house and meet someone,” she insisted.
What happened post-publication was a pre-web form of viral spread: The article’s scare-stats were shared and amplified via articles in wire services (UPI dutifully repeated the story’s “profound crisis of confidence among America’s growing ranks of single women” line) and in other magazines.
Its ideas and insinuations made their way to pop culture, whose own products were reckoning with the same phenomena the journalistic media were.
” (She was 32 at the time.) Sleepless in Seattle, in 1993, knew enough to cite !