In New York Magazine’s feature “The Single American Woman,” Rebecca Traister looks at the many ways that women have and will continue to influence politics in America.
First and foremost since this is an election year, the impact women could potentially have on presidential candidates and what they deem important, is very tangible. As Traister writes, since there is now a SCOTUS seat potentially at play for the next president to nominate, who women help vote into office could impact who said president chooses to fill the SCOTUS place.
“The cases brought before the court, and the decisions rendered, will be tightly wound up with questions of women’s independence in America,” writes Traister.
Reproductive rights and equal pay are just two of the issues.
Statistics prove that over the last couple of years there’s been an increase in the number of single women in comparison to those who are married. According to New York Magazine, “in 2009, the proportion of American women who were married dropped below 50 percent.”
What does the future hold for the growing number of single women in the nation? Only time will tell.