Thursday, August 24, 2006

Don't marry a woman with a career

Forbes magazine says:
How do women, careers and marrage mix? Not well, say social scientists.

Guys: A word of advice. Marry pretty women or ugly ones. Short ones or tall ones. Blondes or brunettes. Just, whatever you do, don't marry a woman with a career.

Why? Because if many social scientists are to be believed, you run a higher risk of having a rocky marriage. While everyone knows that marriage can be stressful, recent studies have found professional women are more likely to get divorced, more likely to cheat, less likely to have children, and, if they do have kids, they are more likely to be unhappy about it. A recent study in Social Forces, a research journal, found that women -- even those with a "feminist" outlook -- are happier when their husband is the primary breadwinner.
This is standard stuff, but Forbes caused such an uproar that it pulled the column until one of its feminist editors could write a rebuttal.

The rebuttal is particular lame, but I am guess that it won't matter much to those who were offended by the original column.

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