Master of Arts (MA)
Faculty of Science
In this thesis I explore the inequalities between men and women in relation to marriage and the impact ofexternal pressures on women and their choices within their marriages. I interviewed ﬁve married women and one woman in a common-law relationship about the story of their marriage. I used narrative analysis to interpret the verbatim transcriptions of each interview. In the ﬁndings I present portions of each woman’s story in her words along with my own interpretative comments. The ﬁndings indicated that women are experiencing indirect pressure from extemal sources within regard to their individual choices and their choices within their marriage. I identiﬁed three main categories: individual, marital, and extemal pressures and supports. Within these categories I present common themes across the women. I conclude this thesis with my personal journey.
McCormac, Natalie, "Exploring the inequalities between men and women in relation to marriage: A feminist analysis of women in social work's experiences of marriage" (2001). Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive). 708.