Unlike other isms that are more widely recognized, singlism (the stereotyping, stigmatizing, and discrimination against single people) is not on most people’s radar. What’s more, if they do hear about it, they often deny it or minimize it or lash out at the people who point to it. What’s going on? Here are some of the blog posts I’ve written about this. The book, Singlism: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How to Stop It, is relevant, too.
People deny that singlism exists; why do they do that?
What happens if you do point out an act of prejudice or discrimination against single people?
Singlism is real and naming it matters
Also see: Singlism and Matrimania
And this book: Singlism: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How to Stop It