Since when did this become a problem? Since when is not OK to be a very successful woman and be single? That doesn't really matter does it? It's not the man or husband making her successful? The White House was so afraid about speculations so they even said she was unmarried. Unmarried as being a spinster. Not the fun loving and spirited single. Unmarried meaning left out.
Maureen Dowd in New York Times is spot on in her observation:
Men, generally more favored by nature as they age, can be single at all ages. But often, for women, once you’re 40 or 50, or simply beyond childbearing age, you’re no longer single. You’re unmarried — meaning it isn’t your choice to be alone.I find it both fascinating and upsetting that still now in the 21st century a womea need to have a man by her side to be a real woman. It would never happen to a man.