A feature article in forbes.com yesterday screamed this headline, “Don’t Marry Career Women.”
Go read it for yourself and I guarantee you’ll be checking and re-checking the article’s date to make sure you’re not reading a reprint from 1952.
The bottom line according to the author and a number of rather suspicious and spurious “studies” is that men should avoid women with 1) brains 2) money and 3) a sex drive – all summed up beautifully with an accompanying photo of a “career” woman in full porn regalia of red teddy and harlot red lipstick. Demeaning to women? You bet.
But what about men?
Is it any less demeaning to depict men as having egos too fragile to enter into a marriage of equals? And still be happy?
Where’s the outrage, guys? Do you really buy this retro, neo-conservative coddling of your delicate psyches?
If you do, it’s time to “butch-up.” Just ask the nearest career woman how to take life like a man.