By Teri O'Brien -
Ladies, can you imagine anything more romantic?
For the last 40 years, bitter, angry feminists, whose personalities, haircuts and sensible shoes provide more birth control than a truckload of condoms, have sold young women a bill of goods. Misery loves company, after all, and since they were never going to have husbands, why should anyone else know what it's like to be loved, honored and cherished by men who are willing to slay dragons for us? Better to convince them, as one angry feminist once told me, that being a wife is a "slave status," and that the key to "liberation" is hitting the sheets with as many guys as possible, knowing that they can get rid of any inconvenient tissue mass that might result. Wait-who does that benefit? Men or women? Maybe women are stupid after all, like all those sexist male chavinist pigs were supposedly saying all along!
Meanwhile, over at the Wall Street Journal, Susan Patton, author of "Marry Smart: Advice for Finding 'The One,' dares to speak truth to the Stalinist feminist cabal that dominates the legacy media and academia:
Another Valentine's Day. Another night spent ordering in sushi for one and mooning over "Downton Abbey" reruns. Smarten up, ladies.
Despite all of the focus on professional advancement, for most of you the cornerstone of your future happiness will be the man you marry. But chances are that you haven't been investing nearly as much energy in planning for your personal happiness as you are planning for your next promotion at work. What are you waiting for? You're not getting any younger, but the competition for the men you'd be interested in marrying most definitely is.
Think about it: If you spend the first 10 years out of college focused entirely on building your career, when you finally get around to looking for a husband you'll be in your 30s, competing with women in their 20s. That's not a competition in which you're likely to fare well. If you want to have children, your biological clock will be ticking loud enough to ward off any potential suitors. Don't let it get to that point.
You should be spending far more time planning for your husband than for your career—and you should start doing so much sooner than you think. This is especially the case if you are a woman with exceptionally good academic credentials, aiming for corporate stardom.
So true! Ms. Patton is spot on. By the time many young women figure out what happened, they are bitter, 40-somethings wondering why they guys they once rejected during college and right after, but now consider marriage material are buying engagement rings for their 25 year-old girlfriends. She even dares to speak the ultimate heresy:
College is the best place to look for your mate. It is an environment teeming with like-minded, age-appropriate single men with whom you already share many things. You will never again have this concentration of exceptional men to choose from.
When you find a good man, take it slow. Casual sex is irresistible to men, but the smart move is not to give it away. If you offer intimacy without commitment, the incentive to commit is eliminated. The grandmotherly message of yesterday is still true today: Men won't buy the cow if the milk is free. (emphasis mine)
That's as true today as it was in 1920 and 1950. Try as might, feminists can't rewrite the laws of nature. They can't even manage to get decent haircuts most of the time.
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