Started by Lee R., May 29, 2006, 09:57 PM
155,600!So assuming the number of marriages stays the same as 2004 - 172,302.155,600 / 172,302 * 100 = 90.3%
So the official divorce rate is closer to 70%. What an improvement! Still catastrophically bad.
Can you explain how you are getting this figure?QuoteSo the official divorce rate is closer to 70%. What an improvement! Still catastrophically bad. If the divorces in any given year outnumber the marriages for that particular year that doesn't tell the whole story. How many marriages from previous years are still intact and functioning? The question is what percentage of the functioning marriages are ending in divorce. If you have some way to figure that I would be interested in seeing it.No matter what way you cut it this is just more data that shows the feminists are winning. This is exactly what they want.
How many marriages from previous years are still intact and functioning? The question is what percentage of the functioning marriages are ending in divorce.
We can't destroy the inequities between men and women until we destroy marriage." -from Sisterhood Is Powerful, Robin Morgan (ed), 1970, p.537.
"Since marriage constitutes slavery for women, it is clear that the women's movement must concentrate on attacking this institution. Freedom for women cannot be won without the abolition of marriage." (Radical feminist leader Sheila Cronan)
Being a housewife is an illegitimate profession... The choice to serve and be protected and plan towards being a family-maker is a choice that shouldn't be. The heart of radical feminism is to change that." (Vivian Gornick, feminist author, University of Illinois, "The Daily Illini," April 25, 1981. "In order to raise children with equality, we must take them away from families and communally raise them." (Dr. Mary Jo Bane, assistant professor of education at Wellesley College and associate director of the school's Center for Research on Woman)
• "The end of the institution of marriage is a necessary condition for the liberation of women. Therefore it is important for us to encourage women to leave their husbands and not to live individually with men... All of history must be re-written in terms of oppression of women. We must go back to ancient female religions like witchcraft." ("The Declaration of Feminism," November 1971).