here is the problem…


Reader Response to “Don’t Marry Career Women” – here is the problem…

here is the problem…
bekis
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bekis

Journalism is supposed to be the fourth estate, free from bias. I believe this was an editorial, which apparently absolves the author of any obligation to present transparent evidence or opposing arguments.

What it failed to do was address the concept of a changing social system. What about people who are disinterested in marriage? What about the concept that perhaps divorce is not necessarily negative? This editorial lacks understanding of the changing parameters of what a healthy and successful relationship is, what happiness is, what gender roles are.

What it succeeded in doing was engaging a lot of people. Look how many responses—vitriolic, uninspired, brilliant…however they are written, they are indisputably numerous. So if someone would like to participate in an intelligent exchange of ideas on some relevant arguments that can be brought up with regard to this article, I am open to it. If however you just want to exchange barbs and zingers and increase the animosity between the sexes…please, go play with the rest of the Forbes Editorialists.

08-24-2006 02:47 PM

Re: here is the problem…
Reader
Contributor
Reader
There is nothing free from bias! What I like about this article is at least he’s completely up front — and goes about saying why. That’s all you can do. And, I agree, this has been a great springboard–I’ve never cared about Forbes before…

So what is your actual opinion of this article then?

08-24-2006 02:58 PM

Re: here is the problem…
bekis
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bekis

no i agree, nothing is completely free of bias, and yes his bias was rather obvious, but i don’t think he was completely up front. I would have liked to see some actual attempt at true citation, because I am truly interested in reading the original source material

my true opinion of this article….well it was not the best piece of journalism i have seen, but its inflammatory nature and what i hope was a misguided attempt at humor was able to attract all of these different people and captivate them and engage them in a discussion, and i think that is positive, because the more people involved in the discussion the probabilty of stronger ideas being presented increases

but since i know there is a reinforcement effect, i know that people usually are not open minded and do not enter these discussions looking to see other opinions, but only see things that support their existing beliefs and values, so what ensues (as can be seen in this forum) is split along party lines that distills into spitting and kicking rather than listening to what might be a valid observation….so unfortunate….this could have been a useful ignition point to an interesting debate

ah well, such is life….the war(s) will go on, because they are lucrative and entertaining, no less so for the battle of the sexes i suppose…

08-24-2006 03:21 PM

Re: here is the problem…
grrlpower
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grrlpower

THE PROBLEM IS THIS WAS INITIALLY POSTED AS AN ARTICLE NOT AN EDITORIAL.

the problem is, he was aiming to present this as fact, not his pathetic opinion.

the problem is, he had editors (all male) who only reposted it as an editorial after a barrage of women complained to them, complained to pull their subscriptions and pressure advertisers to pull ads.

the problem is that too many people think that media is a license to hate. but if you had an article of the ‘physical benefits of joining the kkk’ you’d have a SERIOUS issue on your hands.

just because you are a journalist does not give you free reign to pimp your pathetic propoganda.

08-24-2006 03:55 PM

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