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Monday, August 28, 2006

Career Girls = Marital Suicide

Forbes recently posted an article warning men off marrying the career type.

Then they yanked it.

Now it's back up. But with a rebuttal. And they're rightnexttoeachother, just in case you thought Forbes was taking a stand. Because they're not! Taking a stand against career women! Defined as making more than $30k per year and working more than 35 hrs per week! Which means I started my career when I was waitressing at Chili's in high school!

The article's good, though. I like that this guy was gutsy enough to write it, I like that Forbes was gutsy enough to publish it, I like that Slate is all over the whole thing like white on rice.

I like that the guy seems convinced that if his wife is working and/or edumacated, she'll wisen up and leave him. I like that he thinks if his wife works with other, more handsome men (I see his picture. Is that even possible?) she'll sail off into the sunset with one of them.

The author, Michael Noer, makes compelling arguments such as:
...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.
Can't argue with that.