This rant, deduced to a rant by The Atlantic, is so outrageous it left me debating with her through my computer screen. It’s okay if you read “debate” as yell… This argument to get married before your expiry date is so wrong. The fact that it’s aimed at university graduates makes it all the worse. This is the precise opposite of the message that should be delivered to university grads. Don’t get an education to meet a husband, get an education for the magic of learning, become passionate about things that are important to you, learn as much as you possibly can… Because men are always going to be there (read: everywhere) but that window of time to devote to higher learning, that’s precious and fleeting.
I love the end of this article though:
“Young women should not be scared into action based on a world view from another era, that does not square with today’s facts. The New York Times pointed out that college-educated women have the lowest divorce rate and therefore, “by age 30, and especially at ages 35 and 40, college-educated women are significantly more likely to be married than any other group.” In reality it is the college-educated woman who is the prize. Her husband can expect a higher level of income, a healthier life, and longer marriage.”