Spinsters: That’s Who We Are and We Own It

Don’t try to shame contemporary single women. We’re not apologizing.

Bella DePaulo
Fourth Wave
Published in
10 min readNov 13, 2020

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Does the term “spinster” make you want to rise up in protest if you are a single woman? Does it make you feel smug if you are coupled? Well, it shouldn’t. Spinsters have a proud history, and contemporary women who have been single their whole lives are doing far better than…

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Bella DePaulo
Fourth Wave

“America’s foremost thinker and writer on the single experience,” according to the Atlantic. SINGLE AT HEART book coming on Dec 5, 2023. www.belladepaulo.com