8.23.2006

Don't marry career women?

(Updated: h/t knownunknowns ;))

I welcome you all to read this rather lovely article from Forbes, of all places, entitled: Don't Marry Career Women. From the intro.:
Guys: A word of advice. Marry pretty women or ugly ones. Short ones or tall ones. Blondes or brunettes. Just, whatever you do, don't marry a woman with a career.

Why? Because if many social scientists are to be believed, you run a higher risk of having a rocky marriage. While everyone knows that marriage can be stressful, recent studies have found professional women are more likely to get divorced, more likely to cheat, less likely to have children, and, if they do have kids, they are more likely to be unhappy about it. A recent study in Social Forces, a research journal, found that women--even those with a "feminist" outlook--are happier when their husband is the primary breadwinner.

Not a happy conclusion, especially given that many men, particularly successful men, are attracted to women with similar goals and aspirations. And why not? After all, your typical career girl is well-educated, ambitious, informed and engaged. All seemingly good things, right? Sure…at least until you get married. Then, to put it bluntly, the more successful she is the more likely she is to grow dissatisfied with you. Sound familiar?
What a pathetic bunch of drivel from a magazine/website that, interestingly enough, consists of a readership that is 35% female. Way to alienate more than 1/3 of your readers.

Not exactly a brilliant business plan from a company that pegs itself as: "(O)ne of the most trusted information resources for the world’s business leaders, providing the uncompromising commentary, relevant tools, concise analysis and real-time reporting they need to succeed at work, profit from investing and have fun with the rewards of winning."

Bravo Forbes. Bravo.

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