by rantywoman

I started watching the television show Girls and find it brilliant. I still fear that older single women have disappeared from our screens again, but nonetheless, Lena Dunham has done a remarkable and compelling job at portraying just how young these young women are.

And they are young. The idea that they should, at 24, realize that no matter how undeveloped they are in the rest of their lives, they are at their height of their romantic appeal and so should immediately seize a guy (and few their age seem to be likely candidates) and lock themselves into marriage and children seems a bit ludicrous. Yet that is still what many people think and how society to a certain extent still operates: