The obsession with single shaming
And how we can get rid of it
For centuries, society has taught us that being married is a life imperative. Historically, it was unthinkable that a person should achieve happiness without being in a committed, long-term relationship. This way of thinking is, of course, completely outdated, but it still runs deep in society and drives behavior today. As a result, many people who are not in a relationship find themselves pitied, or even mocked, for being single.
This behavior is known as "single shaming." At the very best it's super annoying, while at the very worst it's damaging to a person's mental health. In this gallery, learn all about single shaming and some tips for how we can stop it. Click on for more.
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