Perhaps there is a need to change my user name to Spinster W, Rambling Spinster W, or just plain simple. Notability is conferred upon these women by the very fact that they have a Wikipedia article to begin with. Please do not modify it. It's more socially acceptable for a man to be single at my age tho than a woman. Yes, I may be able to eat chocolate profiteroles in bed, watch daytime soaps and drink mojitos in the bath — the usual arguments trotted out by the Bridget Jones generation.
I find that I don't have much in common with anyone, and instead of bashing myself as I have done in the past, I now embrace it. I refer to myself as a spinster all the time. For my own part I resist the urge to describe something as controversial, regardless of ambivalence or disagreement the subject may provoke, unless it's been so described by reliable sources; it's a word that's often overused in articles here to dramatic effect. The lack of stigma attached to this word, and the difference in connotation with spinster, simply reflects an asymmetry in gender roles at he time the words were coined. It is now significantly better, though could still use going over with a fine-tooth comb to really make sure it's cleaned up. It is a word that defines someone -- if you are an older, unmarried, childless woman, you are a spinster. They judge me for being stupid more than for being a spinster.
It is not uncommon for a to have had many short term romantic relationships and to have spread her legs for many men. I was putting something behind why the dictionary would label it as a derogatory word in current usage, that is the need for the articles in my view. The fact that people use it all the time doesn't mean it isn't derogatory. All my friends who got married young are divorced, or on their second marriage, so I'm in favour of getting married later. And as walshesco says, an old maid is old, but a spinster can be of any age although in general use more often refers to older women who have not married, rather than younger ones who have yet to marry. This is directly mentioned in this , this , and this. I thought describing my view might give an entry point for the other person to give that cogent rationale, but you seem more familiar with this kind of situation than I am and how to handle it.
I wonder if Bolick has factored in what will happen when old age catches up with her. In the Victorian age, spinsterhood was considered a curse for women. Glad to learn of this sort of hit and run editor, so I can avoid articles in which they involve themselves. Anyway, my sister was the first to get married in our siblings, and she was 34 at the time. More from The Stir: 1. Finally, I made a cup of herbal tea and slipped between the crisp white sheets of my king-size bed with my spaniel curled up beside me. These jobs didn't require access to expensive tools like , and could be done at home.
However, lesbians can marry or form de facto marriages , become pregnant or adopt children. The fact is, women are evolving. I am 40, never married, no children and just have platonic friendships. If every time they see you they squeeze your arm and ask you how you are as if someone's died, You Are a Spinster. This article has been rated as Mid-importance on the project's. Some scholars suggest that during the late Middle Ages, married tradeswomen had greater access to raw materials and the market through their husbands than unmarried woman did, and therefore unmarried women ended up with lower-status, lower-income jobs like combing, carding, and spinning wool. Society, however, tries to make people believe differently, which is wrong.
That has never been a problem for me personally. You might know you aren't ready to be written off yet, but some idiots may not agree with you. A system developed by the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches and accepted as the best way to keep records and allow for the tracing of roots in the event of a tragety. I imagine the decline in spinning as an occupation had something to do with the changes in steam powered spinning machines in the 19th century. I clearly recall in my late 30s when I was just perching on the shelf but not beyond rescue dating a man I had doubts about. It means that all reasonable and widely accepted points of view should be represented with a sense of proportion.
The article is reliably sourced. Looking up Old Maid instantly takes you to this page, making the article on the card game much harder to find. Additionally, the length of Spinster already borders and adding an entire full length article into subsections would greatly exceed that limit. There are many lesbian couples who have children and who share custody of children. The word Spinster has already been referenced as derogatory. Every dictionary recognizes what this word means.
It is often used in that context in and other literature set in that period. The rest of the discussion should be either removed or moved to more appropriate topics after being filtered. By the 17th century, spinster was being used in legal documents to refer to unmarried women. I just don't know whether it's even possible for that anymore, whether I'm just too old now. The rest of the section is relevant because it identifies other famous spinsters throughout history. If you aren't willing to do the work, you will not lose the weight.