Welcome to the world of “freemales”, defined by a recent article in The Sun-Herald as “independent women who are choosing not to marry, have kids or bother too much with blokes at all.”  The article taps into the latest stats that show single women outnumbering married women in Australia for the first time since WWI and a quarter of all women stating they will never have kids.  Stephanie Coontz, social historian is quoted in the article saying, “Marriage is not the gateway to adulthood any more.  For most people, it’s the dessert:  desirable but no longer the main course.” 

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