Tracy McMillan Tells Women Why They’re Not Married

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By: namcgloster / February 16, 2011

What’s worse than having a man tell you why you’re not married? A woman telling you. Tracy McMillan had some interestingly straightforward reasons as to why women aren’t married, and here’s what the ladies at Clutch had to say about it.



Mad Men television writer and memoirist, Tracy McMillan, penned a Valentine’s Day treat for all the single women. In her Huffington Post article, “Why You’re Not Married,” the three times divorcee enlightens women with six reasons why they have yet to check off that box that says married.

Although I’m over the single lady stories in all its facets- whether it’s advice to single women or women shouting from the rooftops they are happily single- it was so eloquently written I kept reading. But I should have known better. McMillan writes:

But I won’t lie. The problem is not men, it’s you. Sure, there are lame men out there, but they’re not really standing in your way. Because the fact is — if whatever you’re doing right now was going to get you married, you’d already have a ring on it.

1. You’re a Bitch.

Here’s what I mean by bitch. I mean you’re angry. You probably don’t think you’re angry. You think you’re super smart, or if you’ve been to a lot of therapy, that you’re setting boundaries. But the truth is you’re pissed. At your mom. At the military-industrial complex. At Sarah Palin. And it’s scaring men off. The deal is: most men just want to marry someone who is nice to them. I am the mother of a 13-year-old boy, which is like living with the single-cell protozoa version of a husband. Here’s what my son wants out of life: macaroni and cheese, a video game, and Kim Kardashian. Have you ever seen Kim Kardashian angry? I didn’t think so.

Did she really just give women the Kim Kardashian angry detector to compare their behavior to? Need I go any further? Oh but I will…


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