Yes, let's just blame those phony "feminists"
Is it any wonder women like me still talk about the Glass Ceiling, when "reputable" rags like Forbes offer up articles like this as actual serious commentary??? It purports to present "women's" point of view by offering up tasty little tidbits like the following:
"Why not make it yourself?" critics often ask Ginie Polo Sayles, author of HowThank goodness they also offer a helping of good sense:
to Marry Rich. Her response: "You can, but you can do it faster with a man."
If it sounds mercenary, that's because it is. But it's also nothing new.
"We're genetically programmed to go after successful men," explains Lisa
Johnson, author of How to Snare a Millionaire. "All the way back to caveman
days, women had to mate with the best hunters, gatherers and providers for the
propagation of our species."
Not all women are convinced money is the brass ring: "It is good fortune if the
person you love--male or female--happens to have money," says Kim Gandy,
president of the National Organization for Women. "It's a wonderful thing, and
it can certainly make life better and open opportunities for you and your
children. But it's a real mistake to think that money can buy love or happiness.
But most of the rest of the article is typical stereotyping of women as lazy golddiggers who would prefer to mooch off of their men rather than actually hold jobs. They even pretend to make this scientific by noting a study that finds that women tend to be happier if their husbands make more money than they do. Of course, these findings couldn't *possibly* have anything to do with the sexist, misogynist work conditions most of us find upon entering the working world. Sexual harassment laws and training only scratch the surface (and, as many women could tell you, sometimes only add to the problems, as some people apparently take sexual harassment training to give them license to make lewd, inappropriate, demeaning jokes. That, my friends, is irony).
I have no respect left for Forbes. The "career woman" fiasco just last month was enough to make me doubt their value in this age where it's fashionable to at least pretend to believe in equality. This confirms it: Forbes, you're lost your touch. Move over and make room for the 21st century.
And don't come crawling back to your Sugar Momma when you realize the error of your ways. I've no more interest in you.