This article represents part of an interview by Dr. Tariq Ramadan with sister Myriam Francois-Cerrah, media representative of the Oxford University Islamic Society, UK, in which she answers questions related to How Are Muslim Women Perceived in the West?
"The first and fundamental rule [of sociology] is to consider social facts as things.a social fact is capable of exercising and external constraint upon the individual" Emile Durkheim (The Rules of Sociological Method,
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The marriage and divorce rates often fluctuate. The influences for the movement and change in the figures could include times of economic recession, the overall progress of marriage in that time, and even wether it is war or peace time.
Although marriage is what many Americans would view as 'normal', divorce is also very common in America and not at all taboo. With a divorce rate of almost 50% , marriage is hardly viewed as permanent for many Americans. Many factors can influence divorce including loss of finances, emotional differences, adultery, and an overall loss of emotion and romantic love for one another.