Tuesday, October 28, 2014

"Young" mothers

Today I read "The New Unmarried Moms" article from the Wall Street Journal, and a few responses

Reading these articles, I can't help but feel that this is a consequence of divorcing sex and procreation. If women are encouraged to delay marriage but continue having intercourse in their twenties, it shouldn't be surprising that the subsequent pregnancies are out-of-wedlock. It seems like there are two approaches to this - encourage women to get married earlier or encourage women to delay children, which has its own consequences.

The timing of marriage and children are enormously complicated issues and I think it goes without saying that they are not just personal issues, but deeply political. I think it's a bad time to be a fertile woman in America.

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