Rebuttal proves the point…


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Rebuttal proves the point…
PolishKnight
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PolishKnight

Ms. Corcoran’s rebuttal sounded like an overbearing drill seargent which is kind of Mr. Noer’s point: Sure, if her husband isn’t “lazy” and constantly keeps on his toes he won’t be kicked out to the curb like an unwanted puppy, but is that really how most successful men want to live? She reminds me of the abusive obsessive/compulsive husband in “Sleeping with the Enemy” who beat his wife up for not stacking all the soup cans in the cupboard with the labels facing out. Ok, she’s not that bad but that’s how a lot of ultra-successful women act: They are driven and it’s not by a desire to make their husbands or their families happy.

But that can be said for a lot of women (and people): They have interests that supercede any marital vows. But at least workaholic men fulfill the role of a traditional provider that most women demand, probably including her. Few men are going to get any benefits from a career woman’s income because he’s going to be expected to pay his share of the bills anyway.

Career _people_ often lack social skills that more relaxed, less ambitious people have when it comes to dating and even relationships. I know janitors and plumbers who lead very happy and content family lives while professionals who are eggheads at their profession are often clueless about the opposite sex. So in all fairness to single career women: many are decent wife material but they lack the feminine wiles that less ambitious women might possess. By the time many get around to settling down, in their 30’s or so, it may be too late. I notice that Ms. Corcoran probably found her spouse in college or soon after. Young men today usually want more time to mature and sow their wild oats (that’s the product of the sexual revolution, after all) and if they’re surrounded by young coeds on campus, what’s the rush?

In the meantime, this all ties neatly into another article:

http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110008831

08-24-2006 03:10 PM

Re: Rebuttal proves the point…
katiebelle
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katiebelle
clearly you have never lived in a real city. in nyc women are beautiful, have feminine ‘wiles” and also great careers. i dont know what you are talking about its bizarre and makes no sense. on top of everything else, maybe they are busy fulfilling OTHER ambitions then to catch a man so you wouldnt know if they have “wiles” or not.

seriously that was the most ridiculous thing i have ever heard.

08-24-2006 03:31 PM

Re: Rebuttal proves the point…
PolishKnight
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PolishKnight

Hello Katie,

It’s funny you should bring up NYC.  Sex and the City is one of my wife’s favorite serials.  I have lived around the world and the states including just outside of NYC a bit (Princeton), Philadelphia, Washington DC Metro, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Krakow to name a few and visited friends in other cities as well including Riga, Stockholm, Helsinki, Zurich, Basil, Kiev, Mexico City, and Toronto.

NYC falls rather low on the list of attractive women per capita, in my opinion.  I think there are more attractive women in Washington DC metro, actually.  Los Angeles is also surprisingly low on the list.  There are more gorgeous redheads on a single city block in Riga than there are in all of NYC.  The French countryside also has many beautiful women but I only know from the women I’ve met from there.

But you kind of proved my point (again): You claim such women have wiles but then argue that men maybe don’t notice because the women are “busy”.   Newstands and self-help sections at the bookstore are full of magazines and books dedicated to “busy” women trying to develop wiles to attract wealthy men while claiming they are uninterested in them.  Apparently, that formula doesn’t work so well otherwise there wouldn’t be so many books written about it.

08-24-2006 04:39 PM

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