Items From Saturday
I am finally getting around to the Saturday version of Up W/ Chris Hayes. There are two items in particular that I find especially interesting.
The conversation revolved around the question ‘Why does it necessarily take a married couple of a woman and a man to raise children?’ Why can’t a committed couple of a man and a women raise their children? Why can’t a committed gay couple raise children?
They seemed to punch holes in Maggie Gallagher’s stand that only a marriage of a woman and a man can raise children.
At the 12 minute mark of the second hour Eric Klinenberg (@ericklinenberg), NYU professor and author of Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone appears as a guest. At about the 17 min mark of that hour Rebecca Traister, who has read Going Solo, and is writing her own book on a related subject, talks about how delaying marriage can allow a woman to grow in ways that are historically new.
Full disclosure. Mrs Chief and I have been married for over 51 years. As a progressive I disagree with Ms Gallagher. And I also understand Ms Traister’s thesis that a single woman can grow when not inhibited.