Monday, November 06, 2006

Calling All Cavemen

Sometimes I think about how different women's lives were just a century ago. No voting, no working outside the home, and not really being valued for our intellectual capacity. It turns out that Forbes really misses those good old days.

Forbes editor Michael Noer points out all the reasons NOT to marry a career girl:

"Your typical career girl is well educated, ambitious, informed and engaged. All seemingly good things, right? Sure … at least until you get married. Then, to put it bluntly, the more successful she is, the more likely she is to grow dissatisfied with you."

Here's an idea, work harder. Maybe then you can keep up with this stellar woman.

"When your spouse works outside the home, chances increase that he or she will meet someone more likable than you."

Probably because you are being an inattentive jerk who takes their wife for granted! Try doing something nice for your wife and maybe she won't be so likely to hook up with that new analyst in her department.

"According to a wide-ranging review of the published literature, highly educated people are more likely to have had extramarital sex (those with graduate degrees are 1.75 times more likely to have cheated than those with high school diplomas). Additionally, individuals who earn more than $30,000 a year are more likely to cheat."

Gee, I never would have guessed that richer and better-educated individuals would be more likely to cheat. Here's a hint these people probably are less worried about their partner leaving them. Hello financial dependence!

"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."

No comment. Ladies, I am so disappointed in you.

Thanks for showing me the truth Forbes. I guess I better abandon my grad degree now, toss my NYT, and get to what women do best... cooking, cleaning, and making babies. (For the sake of my future marriage!)

And by the way, the Financial Times is far superior to your little magazine.

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