Archive for the ‘USA Week’ Category
The New York Times has a story by Tara Parker-Pope, “In a married world, singles struggle for attention.”
Bella DePaulo’s new book, Singlism, is mentioned. I am one of over two dozen contributors to the book. Bella blogged about the NY Times article.
Happy Unmarried and Single Americans Week!
Ann Schranz, board member
Enjoy these postings from our blog crawl partners:
Thursday, on losing control.
Friday, on interfering friends and parents.
And look for Dr. Bella DePaulo’s very special essay concluding Unmarried and Singles Week right here tomorrow!
The blog crawl for Unmarried and Single Americans Week continues!
Monday’s post was about dating.
Tueday’s post envisioned a world without singlism.
Today there’s a send up of single bashers.
We’re celebrating with a “blog crawl” – each day this week we’ll point you to a special guest posting by one of our fabulous colleagues. AtMP kicks off the week with a journal of what it’s like to have unmarried advocacy as your day job.
Last week we discovered that it’s not easy to send an e-card for USA Week. How about sending a gift? Today I received a sweet gift from Ellen Kaye in the form of a fresh list of unmarried songs to add to our collection.
Today I also added a gift to my wish list: the new book Changing Poverty, Changing Policies, featuring an essay by Cancian and Reed which finds that
the economic benefit of marriage isn’t what it used to be … because single women, even those with kids, have an easier time supporting themselves outside of marriage than they used to. [And ] that replicating marriage wouldn’t necessarily generate more per-person wealth.
Thanks to Jessica the intern for finding the Time Magazine article about this new book. I look forward to incorporating more of its findings into our campaign to get marriage programs out of the federal anti-poverty budget.
Unmarried and Single Americans Week starts Sunday!
Thanks to April for pointing out that Hallmark is missing out on a hundred-million strong market for e-cards. It takes a few moments, but you can register your request for an e-card here.
Last year’s Unmarried and Single Americans Week Media Awards were really fun. If you’d like to be a judge on this year’s panel, please apply for a judgeship! AtMP seeks judges who are grammatical, witty (but not snarky), and recognize the importance of fairness and equality for all unmarried people. The application is short and simple:
a) write a one- to three-sentence commentary on the just-released Census Dept. fact sheet for USA Week 2009.
b) confirm that you’ll be available to read, and write one- to three-sentence reviews of, up to a dozen news articles between Sept. 27 – Oct 4.
c) Click here to submit your judgeship application by September 1st.