people now prefer to think hard before getting tied by marriage relations, and this can take much time: this is one of the reasons of many women being unmarried. This leads to suggestion that the conditional marriage is not the ultimate value, and increasing number of people thinking this way justifies this hypothesis. I found it interesting that the author provides reasons for splitting and their connection with the age: when she was 28 and split up her boyfriend for the first time, she indicated that they “…had been together for three years, and there was no good reason to end things.” (Bolick, 2011). The author admits that ten years after, when she was already thirty-nine, the question if she did the biggest mistake of her life became very actual, and she even considered marrying a man who would be appropriate for her demands which changed over the years. I cannot say that I support the idea of marriage just for the sake of not being alone and the person to find which not much time and efforts have been spend, but I do not find good being single till the end of the life, even though this may seem easier to some supporters of this point of view.
Heidi Hartmann tackles historical roots of this problem in his book “Capitalism, Patriarchy, and Job Segregation by Sex”. I find this reading source very useful in terms of investigation into the origin of the above-mentioned problems, and the best way to do it is to perform historical study. The author writes that patriarchy has become the major point in terms of labor and social roles division, “…in which men are dominant and women are subordinate…” (Hartmann, 2008, 138). Keeping in mind that such social hierarchy lasts for a very long time, I suppose that it is logical that women tend to demand reconsideration of it and argue that their duty is to be wives and housekeepers, which in reality leads to limitations of their freedom and takes much time they could devote to themselves. The author also