Single Ladies Are Not 'Disgusting, Sad Sacks,' Says Fusion Host Alicia Menendez

Single Ladies Are Not 'Disgusting, Sad Sacks,' Says Fusion Host Alicia Menendez

Fusion’s Alicia Menendez just got married, but she’s not about to let herself become a Mrs. Anything.

On “Come Here, Say That” last night, the host tackled the concept of spinsters and the expectation that women should get married, inviting author Kate Bolick to discuss her new book on the same topic.

Menendez kicked off the segment by saying, “There are more than 100 million single women in this country, and while only one of them can be Heidi Klum, there’s is a teensy possibility all the others aren’t the disgusting, sad sacks our culture makes them out to be.”

Turning to Bolick, she cut to the chase.

“You talk about the fact that everyone would come up to you and say, ‘Well, you’re beautiful, and you’re smart and you’re successful. You could be married. What’s wrong with you?’” Menendez said. “How do you turn that question on its head and to say, ‘There’s nothing wrong with me; I have just made a different and perfectly fine choice?”

“I get emails from strange men saying, ‘I’ll marry you,’” Bolick responded. “Don’t you get it? I’m talking about how I like things the way that they are, and this doesn’t mean I will never marry or that I don’t want to but that all along, each step of the way, it’s not been something that’s interested me yet.”

“I like things the way I’ve been doing them,” Bolick added.

Full clip below.

Gabriel Arana is senior media editor at The Huffington Post.
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