Reblog: The Benefits of Spinsterhood

A bedroom with white walls and two large windows. In the middle is a bed covered with colorful blankets and pillows.

There’s been a tendency over the last century or two to imagine the solo-living man as someone who has chosen peaceful privacy and the solo-living woman as a sort of flawed societal leftover. Or perhaps more alarmingly, a woman who has chosen to reject her preordained role as helper to a husband and family.

via The Benefits of Spinsterhood – Longreads

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