Forbes and Mr. Noer: I expect an apology – pronto!


Forbes and Mr. Noer: I expect an apology – pronto!

I am all for freedom of speech and the right of every American to speak their peace. That being said, I am executing mine. How dare you, Forbes, support such a misogynistic view of the career woman. As if we haven’t had to deal with enough crapola, now we have to deal with a (once) reputable publication spewing this kind of anti-female hatred? Yes, that’s right…i said hatred. To imply that marriages go bad because a woman is exercising her right to a professional and successful career is insane.

I especially got a kick out of the sentence “women–even those with a “feminist” outlook–are happier when their husband is the primary breadwinner.” Are you for freakin’ real??? Not sure where you’re getting your stats from, Mr. Noer, but wake up and smell the 21st century. Those women are the g-g-gold-diggers…..and if that’s the woman you want, by all means take them. My man is quite happy with his career woman and we are BOTH the breadwinners…

Forbes – shame on you. I’ll look for your apology asap.

08-23-2006 05:30 PM


Re: Forbes and Mr. Noer: I expect an apology – pronto!

I completely and wholeheartedly agree with everyone who has been offended by this article. It is profoundly backward, incorrectly assumptive, and filled with faulty logic.

Incidentally, who does the article target? I would love to see the author’s perception of these psychographics.

My company will be canceling our three subscriptions immediately.

The multi-layers of wrongness in this article cannot go unnoticed.
Or unpunished.

It is an outrage.

08-23-2006 07:35 PM


Re: Forbes and Mr. Noer: I expect an apology – pronto!

It’s called an op/ed piece ladies based on research from the University of Michigan. Don’t shoot the messenger; go after the source.

And if you still don’t agree with the conclusions of the research, just remember Mark Twain popularized it best: There are three kinds of lies: lies, **bleep** lies, and statistics.

Now get back to work!


08-24-2006 03:41 AM


Re: Forbes and Mr. Noer: I expect an apology – pronto!

They are freaking loosing their minds. The great part is the one chick who keeps saying that she is going to cancel her offices 3 subscriptions.

Boss: Where are the Forbes mags?
Hen: I canceled them, cause they posted an article about women in them I didn’t like.
Boss: Yea? What did it say?
Hen: Don’t marry career women.
Boss: Why?
Hen: Cause they will: Not clean up, not take care of you, cheat on you, leave you, take your kids, and demand over half of your stuff. And then the **bleep** quoted statistics that backed him up…
Boss: Oh, hmm, tell me, is it time for your little happy pills?

08-24-2006 01:50 PM


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