By Betsy Israel
Journalist Betsy Israel paints remarkably bright snap shots of unmarried ladies -- and the way they've been perceived -- through the many years utilizing fundamental assets, together with deepest journals, newspapers, and different fabrics from well known media. From the nineteenth-century spinsters of recent England to the Bowery ladies of recent York urban, to the profession women of the Fifties and Sixties, unmarried ladies have fought to discover, and think cozy in, that room in their personal. One want simply examine Bridget Jones and the intercourse and the town gang to work out that unmarried girls nonetheless preserve an uneasy dating with the remainder of society -- and but radiate glamour and mystery.
Bachelor woman shines a mild at the stereotypes that experience stigmatized unmarried girls and celebrates their imaginitive feel of spirit, company, and limitless good fortune in a global the place it truly is now not strange or not likely to be unwed.
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0pt ——— Normal P PgEnds: , (10) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 At the same time, many women to whom I spoke did not express any concerns about getting involved with a football player. This usually had less to do with any neutral or positive image of football players than with a woman’s own sense of self and belief in her own judgment. Some women said they simply could sense if someone was a good and decent person or not; being a football player didn’t make any difference in their assessment.
It was just an entire year of chaos. I was almost glad that it happened because my family and my friends really were able to see the real me how I had to kick in and take over and see what we really go through. That was almost like, you know what, I was meant to do this. I’m very good at it. I’m a great mom and I’m [Steven’s] wife, and if we get back in the NFL, I really think that this past year has helped me to change my view. I would change the way I do things. ’’ Julianne and Scott Player obviously made the right decision.
It took eighteen years almost two decades of coaching up the college divisional ladder and building a reputation before Mike finally landed his first NFL coaching job in 1997; it was with the Oakland Raiders. Kathy says, ‘‘Being a farmer’s daughter really prepared me for what I had to do. I helped my family work really hard on our farm and the land. I grew up with a lot of ups and down, as I have throughout my career as a football wife. I think that makes you stronger. Over the years you see a lot of things happen to other people that are a whole lot worse than what we have gone through.
Bachelor Girl: 100 Years of Breaking the Rules--a Social History of Living Single by Betsy Israel