Negative Roles Of Women In Society

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¨In America, there is one divorce approximately every 36 seconds. That’s nearly 2,400 divorces per day, 16,800 divorces per week, and 876,000 divorces per year¨ (Irvin 1). Millennials are more likely to have a divorce than previous generations. 36.6% of women and 38.8% of men aging from twenty to twenty-four end their marriage in divorce, but only 5.1% of women and 6.5% of men aging from thirty-five to thirty-nine end their marriage in divorce. The divorce rate is significantly higher the younger the married couple is. Pop Culture can play a significant role in this. Britney Spears and Jason Alexander were only married for fifty-five hours (Irvin 2)! Last year, Angelina Jolie announced that she filed for a divorce from Brad Pitt. Most children look up to these celebrities as role models. If their role models divorce and remarry every other year, the next generations will feel that divorce is acceptable. Not only are celebrities influencing Millennials to divorce but also other factors such as women in the workforce, domestic violence, and a secular society.
Since the 1960s, Women have started to enter the workforce; the divorce rate has increased 28% since 1960. Women in the workforce cause divorce rates to rise because couples are spending more time at work than with each other. In the 1960s, most women were housewives; they stayed home to raise the children and take care of household matters. Today, it is common for women to have professional full-time jobs.
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