"Politically and socially, unmarried women remain curiosities. For conservatives, the unmarried woman is a menace, draining public resources with her insistence on breeding recklessly and her brazen rejection of male financial support and companionship. For traditionalists, she is an object of pity, too misguidedly selfish and independent (a bad thing) to know the true joy of partnership. And for Traister’s strand of feminist, she is fierce, fabulous, and independent (a good thing), bucking cultural pressures to create a new kind of life."
Jessa Crispin in Boston Review on the current, still-vulnerable state of the single woman, as championed in Rebecca Traister's recent book All The Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation.