What is the new singleness?
In the cover story of the November Atlantic, Kate Bolick declares her liberation from marriage: “It’s time to embrace new ideas about romance and family — and to acknowledge the end of ‘traditional’ marriage as society’s highest ideal.”
The odd thing about “progressive” tropes is their peculiar, static, timeless quality.
For progressives, time stands still. Each new generation is posed as poised to break through taboos that, in truth, vanished long ago.