The problem with this article..


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The problem with this article..
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isn’t so much that it lists these stats (which may or may not be reliable).
It’s not even about keeping women ‘barefoot and pregnant.’
The problem with this article is that while it’s addressing the serious issue of the difficulties of a double-income marriage, it does so by addressing men. Not all Forbes readers are male. maybe Cosmo has articles that are similar to this but it’s catered towards women and is notorious for such articles. Forbes is an excellent economic news source, not a trashy gossip mag, and thus the style of this article offends those who expect better.
Men, even if you think that women really shouldn’t work, that’s not as much of an issue at hand–because then you might as well marry a woman who doesn’t. It’s simply that if a woman reads Forbes she is not seeking to be reminded of how much of a boys-club the business world still is.

And on a note of how women simply “can’t have it all” and should “wake up”: why do men get to work and have a family while women are assumed to not want that in fear of being “selfish”?

08-23-2006 09:09 PM

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Re: The problem with this article..
Sagarian

I am sure there are men who read cosmo and women who read maxim. so what? it isn’t as if the editors of the magazines don’t know who represents the bulk of their readership and cater to them. in all honesty, the surprising thing to me is that they’d write an article ostensibly targeted at people who aren’t yet married when i’d wager virtually all of their readership is already married, male or female.

Anyway, with regards to this:

> And on a note of how women simply “can’t have it all” and should
> “wake up”: why do men get to work and have a family while women are
> assumed to not want that in fear of being “selfish”?

“get to work” ? If your ambition is to earn the family income while your husband stays at home and performs domestic duties, maybe we should get to know each other… everyone knows full-time domestic duties are real work, but do they really compare to the career grind? puh-leez. “GET to work”? I’m honestly laughing here.

08-23-2006 10:10 PM

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I enjoy work, and I do view it as “getting to work”.

If work is soo hellish for you that you would prefer to stay home why not find a woman that enjoys working and stay home to cook and clean?

08-23-2006 11:31 PM

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