Monday, August 28, 2006

Finally, an answer to that burning question of why I'm not married

Some of you may have heard by now of a column that appeared on Forbes.com about marriage and career women. According to the extremely deluded misogynist, Michael Noer, men should avoid marrying career women at all costs. He states that career women make for rocky marriages and are more likely to get divorced, cheat and be unhappy about having kids, or not having kids. What classifies a career woman you ask? She must have at least a bachelor's degree, work more than 35 hours a week outside the home, and make more than $30,000 a year. Well, that would definitely put me in the category of career women. So thank you Mr. Noer for clarifying for me why I'm not married and also easing my mind about any possibility in the future. Now I can concentrate fully on my career.

My main problem with his arguments: he puts all the blame on the women. I may not be married but I know that marriage is about two people and the adaptation, change and compromise that goes along with it. Maybe career women are more likely to get divorced but that also means that they're smart enough not to stay in a situation that's not good for them. Don't worry girls, Forbes eventually posted a response to Mr. Noer's column written by one of those married career women entitled "Don't marry a lazy man" Amen!

Thoughts anyone?

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