What year is this?

1951 perhaps? You would be forgiven for thinking we’d done some time-travelling if you picked up this piece, Royal Wedding Lesson #1: Run Your Life Like Kate Middleton.

“So focus on marriage and kids first, because you’re a ticking time bomb. Then focus on a career. Also, there’s a bonus to this plan: many women will find they are like Kate in that there is a natural career path based on the type of guy you marry.”

ARGH.

Thanks AZ!

6 thoughts on “What year is this?

  1. “This makes good sense, and here’s why: The chances of birth defects skyrocket after a woman turns 35.”

    –Because God knows adoption isn’t a serious possibility.

    “To have kids at 30, you would do best to get married at 28, so you have two years of marriage with no kids. To get married at 28, you probably want to find Mr. Right at age 25.”

    –Because God knows you aren’t a lesbian.

    “Chase your guy around the country.”

    –Hahahahahahahaohwait she’s serious?

    “Also, it’s clear that ultimately, women care more about their kids than their career. It’s why women are neck-in-neck with men’s earning power until there are kids.”

    –Because God knows 51% of the earth’s population all care about the same things. Seriously, people scoff at the mere idea of astrology, which says that 9% of people share similar attributes, but the idea that gender makes HALF the world all think alike is plausible? Grrrr. Arrrg.

    “Women want a prince.”

    –(See “not a lesbian” comment)

  2. I read the piece as a sarcastic spoof…. Even if it’s not, it might not be a bad idea to presume that, surely, it must be….

  3. Unfortunately, pop culture seems hell bent on undoing everything feminists have accomplished in the last five or six decades.

    This includes the right to choose NOT to have a traditional Nuclear Family.

    I hasten to point out that there’s nothing wrong with it if that’s what you want, but what about the rest of us?

    Here’s a very interesting article on the seemingly anti-feminist state of women’s literature in Canada.

    Very sad, indeed.

    http://notesandqueries.ca/the-other-f-word-the-disappearance-of-feminism-from-our-fiction/

  4. That astrology says that 9% of people share similar attributes isn’t, it seems to me, the reason why people scoff at astrology – so I don’t understand the relevance of the observation about astrology.

    (Of course, though I too scoff at astrology personally, many people – something like 14% of men and 31% of women in the UK – believe in it.)

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