Are Single Workers Treated Differently?


In a classic episode of the TV show "Sex and the City," Carrie Bradshaw realizes that she's spent thousands of dollars on gifts for one of her married friends. Between bridal showers, wedding gifts and eventually baby showers, she has devoted much of her time and money celebrating her friends' life choices. It dawns on Bradshaw that, conversely, no one gives single people any kudos for their decisions to stay single or not have children.

The episode makes clear that Carrie Bradshaw, the representative for singles everywhere, has no personal rift with her married friends. Her beef is with the culture that unjustly rewards one group of people over another.