To everyone who got SOOOoooo upset about this article…


Reader Response to “Don’t Marry Career Women” – To everyone who got SOOOoooo upset about this artice…

To everyone who got SOOOoooo upset about this article…
Raydogg11
Contributor
Raydogg11
The best response would have been none at all and the article would have been ancient history by now, buried beneath a pile of other articles. It’s clearly WAY too late for that though. Forbes published the article and the message boards lit up like a Christmas tree. In addition, the article received publicity on popular television news shows. Now here we are- 6 days or so later and people are STILL talking about it? Because of the firestorm it created, this article received so much more attention and exposure than it might have otherwise received. Uh… just what is Forbes’ motivation for NOT publishing another article like this in the future? Congratulations. You helped Forbes out immensely and they are sitting back, reaping the rewards while giving very little consideration to what YOU think. Oh, and if they really did apologize, who cares? It only served to eek the last drop of publicity out of a provacative situation. There’s no such thing as bad publicity. That’s why we’ve had entertainers like Madonna around for the last 20+ years. Duh.

08-30-2006 10:14 AM

Re: To everyone who got SOOOoooo upset about this artice…
DontMarryNoer
Regular Contributor
DontMarryNoer

I don’t know about that. Madonna has been innovative and daring. This was tired and old-hat, not to mention sloppy, so people made fun of it. Madonna has only done things that made her look like a fool recently.

08-30-2006 11:27 AM

Re: To everyone who got SOOOoooo upset about this artice…
Raydogg11
Contributor
Raydogg11
Made fun? I saw lots and lots of rabid, no-so-fun responses on this board. I have a hard time believing that everyone was just being light-hearted.
I only said Madonna because while she might have been seen as innovative and daring to some, she outraged plenty of other people, just as this article outraged plenty of people. Maybe you and some others consider it tired and old hat, but things that are tired don’t generate 6 days of discussion- they generate little or no attention. The common component is provocativeness and when something is provocative, people talk about it and think about it and that equals more exposure and more publicity. For any kind of media outlet, that ain’t a bad thing.

Message Edited by Raydogg11 on 08-30-2006 11:41 AM

08-30-2006 11:38 AM

Re: To everyone who got SOOOoooo upset about this artice…
bowenj10
Contributor
bowenj10

I’m going to have to agree with you.  One thing that I’ve kept in the back of my mind is that Forbes probably did this to gain publicity.  Like many major media outlets (NY Times, CNN, etc.), they are now catering to the female audience.  This is an audience that has to have some kind of fluff to brighten up the otherwise dull news.  It will be interesting to see how Katie Couric fluffs up the evening news.  I can’t wait to see more heart-warming human interest pieces.

08-30-2006 04:31 PM

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