CR2 - Sara Vidovic Passage 1 In her 1987 book Women and...

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Sara Vidovic Passage 1 In her 1987 book Women and Love, author Shere Hite concludes that the female of the species is disillusioned, fed up, angry – and is frequently breaking away from her male relationships, through either divorce or extramarital affairs. Some of Hite’s numbers: 70 percent of all women married five years or more say they are having affairs; 98 percent of all women who answered the questionnaires wish for more “verbal closeness” with their male partners; 95 percent report incidents of “emotional and psychological harassment.” In 1980, Hite sent out 100,000 questionnaires to church groups, women’s voting and political groups, women’s rights groups, professional women’s groups and storefront counseling or walk- in centers. She got back 4,500 responses. The questionnaire had 127 items, and the women were encouraged to choose to answer only those that appealed to them. Some questions were: “Are you happy with the relationship? Inspired? What do you like most and least about it? Can you imagine spending the rest of your life in it?” “What is the biggest problem in your relationship? How would you like to change things if you could?” “Do you ever feel pressured into sex? Into liking sex? Why? To be loving? To be hip?” “Have you ever been raped? Was this an important experience? How did you feel? Whom did you tell?” “Have you/are you having sex outside the relationship?” Issue: Are women breaking away from their male relationships through divorce or extramarital
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