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Satisfied Singles Need a Rallying Cry October 8, 2010

Posted by Onely in Your Responses Requested!.
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Leading singles advocate Bella DePaulo recently posted an intriguing thought at the Alternatives to Marriage Project: Why don’t singles’ advocates have a rallying cry, and if we did, what would it be?

Successful social movements have rallying cries that become known throughout the land. For example:

Black is beautiful
Sisterhood is powerful
We’re queer, we’re here, get used to it
We shall overcome

So where is the expression of group identification and pride trumpeted by singles activists?. . .Does the mere thought of hoisting a “singlehood is powerful” sign make you feel embarrassed and self-conscious? That right there is a big hint as to why we do not have a singles movement in the United States.

The take-away lesson here would seem to be: if singles can find a catchy slogan, then we’ll have a movement, and then we’ll have (eventually) rights and respect on a par with couples/marrieds. Yay! Unfortuately, we here at Onely–who are proud to have brought you such word gems as “heteronormahole“–now have Slogan Block.  So Copious Readers, it’s time for you to step up!

Here’s a few to get you started:

Single doesn’t suck

Onely not lonely

One equals two

(Um, you can see why we asked for help!)

–Christina

Photo credit: The Searcher

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