Thursday, August 24, 2006

Don't Marry A Career Woman

Forbes published this cautionary article on Monday, only to take it down due to the outcry on the net. Here's how it starts:

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.

Here's another jewel from the article:

If a host of studies are to be believed, marrying these women is asking for trouble. If they quit their jobs and stay home with the kids, they will be unhappy (Journal of Marriage and Family, 2003). They will be unhappy if they make more money than you do (Social Forces, 2006). You will be unhappy if they make more money than you do (Journal of Marriage and Family, 2001). You will be more likely to fall ill (American Journal of Sociology). Even your house will be dirtier (Institute for Social Research).

Fortunately their article will not go unnoticed. Read it here.

Of course discovering that they can't simply make it disappear, the people at Forbes have brought it back, with a counter-article to make the original seem a little less wrong. I guess today the people at Forbes rely on the public to edit their articles for content. Let me remind you, they tried to pull the article off the website first, and when that didn't work, then they put up the flimsy counter-argument that doesn't really address the issue.

Here's the article from Wikipedia about Michael Noer, Forbes' executive editor, and the guy who wrote the piece.

Looking at the picture of Michael Noer, the article doesn't really surprise me. Obviously this guy needs to date someone who's not too ambitious.

1 comment:

CChen said...

This just gets better and better, apparently Michael Noer also wrote an article on the economincs of prostitution, in which he asserts that wives and whores, "much like champagne and beer", are economic "goods". Check it out on the Wikipedia link in the body of the post.