Tyra Banks talk show episode "I don't need a husband"
The audience participated in the debate and explained their views and what has happened to them in this situation of being pressured to get married by family members. One woman "felt pressure to get married at the age of 24" and they had a child together and two years later they were divorced. "I think I rushed into getting married because I was pressured. I think if I had waited to get married the marriage would have worked."
One audience viewer said, "I am constantly pulled in all directions I don't even have time to get my hair done. I think I wish I had waited until I was 30 and still have my same three kids and husband." The majority of women who were married or who wanted to get married argued that the issue of marriage is "the norm" according to them and this is what they think should happen in life and what they believe is supposed to happen to every woman in America.
One single woman who had friends living in gay families was adamont and very emotional when she spoke about being happy as a single, straight woman who did not feel the need to rush into marriage or to ever have children at all.
There seemed to be an even count of women on both sides, some in favor of marriage and having children and others not in favor of getting married.
There used to be a strong sentiment in the U.S. where most women did want to get married and have their own children but now the tables have turned. There are more single women in the U.S. then there are married woman.
But there was one married couple on the show that said "they knew from a very young age that they never wanted children." They felt that marriage is a lifetime committment so each one of them were very sure when they made the decision to marry that they would not procreate.
When she was rejected by a physician at age 23 to have her tubes tied, her spouse decided to have a vasectomy and they have been very happy every since. Statistics say that divorce rates in America are at the 50% mark where half of those who get married stay married and the other half divorce.
The overall issue of getting married or not getting married was fiercely debated and discussed by those women who had differences of opinions. Watch Tyra Banks on most Warner Bros. networks in your area.
The Tyra Banks Show” has been nominated for a PRISM Media Award in the “Outstanding Talk Show Episode” category.