The 1950’s called… it wants its valium back…

The 1950’s called… it wants its Valium back…

Dear Mr. Editor –

Are you out of your mind?! This article could have been written in a tongue-in-cheek style that would have addressed the common sociological patterns that may or may not be emerging for some segments of society. However, you chose instead to alienate a large part of their female readership by suggesting that career women (as if we had a choice) are not worth marrying.

The fact that over 50% of the marriages that we all witnessed as teenagers in the 70s, 80s and 90s ended in divorce — despite the lower number of women in the workforce — doesn’t seem to factor into this. The fact that most adult men in their 30s are currently unable to take care of themselves financially, domestically and emotionally is not addressed. The reality that most women have no choice but to work, and that many men rely on the higher salaries of their female partners was not mentioned either. How crude and unjustified. Was Mr. Noer planning on following up his piece with a tutorial on how intelligent, hard-working women can ‘dumb-down’ and quit their jobs by turning to prostitution?!

I have just canceled my subscription to Forbes magazine. I will recommend to other female friends to do the same. Good work, Forbes.

Message Edited by girl_afraid on 08-23-2006 03:24 PM

08-23-2006 02:55 PM

Re: The 1950’s called… it wants its valium back…

Good job. Forbes needs a serious adjustment in what they just published. They did nothing to flip it or refute it. What an idiotic thing to do when women make up a great percentage of it’s readers. Dumb.

Maybe Laura Bush should chime in and we can all close our eyes and click our heels and braid our hair and say “there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home”


08-23-2006 03:00 PM

Re: The 1950’s called… it wants its valium back…

I second girl_afraid’s opinion, cancellation notice is in the mail. Good luck, Forbes magazine, and thanks for such thoughtful insight. You’ve left me absolutely speechless, but obviously that will make me far more attractive to my male counterparts.

08-23-2006 03:35 PM


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