Oy vey

There aren’t many words – at least, not many that meet Thumper’s Mom’s Rule – to describe the article by Sandra Tsing Loh in The Atlantic.  She describes high-powered women who come home to their house-husbands and, not satisfied that he’s taken care of their babies all day, made marinara sauce from scratch, and done household work, starts screaming at him about a broken light bulb.

James Taranto’s response is perfect:

Well, allow us to inject a male point of view. Suppose you’re the purportedly perfect man–a guy who has the qualities of Messers. X, Y, Z and Q all rolled into one. Why would you want to spend 90 minutes, much less a lifetime, with someone who’d rather scream at you than change a light bulb herself?

As the saying goes, we are becoming the men that our mothers divorced.
(Hat tip: Instapundit.)

This blogger isn’t sure of which world these, er, ladies inhabit, but here on planet Earth, the high-earning spouse does not get to purchase the right to treat his, or her, spouse badly.  Changing the genders of the people involved does not change that basic truth.

Update: contrast with this: “Man Enough to Love a Real Woman.”  Now, perhaps never-married moi shouldn’t be running around opining about standards for a spouse, but I would rather date a Joshua Rogers clone than the male version of Sandra Tsing Loh.

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2 responses to “Oy vey

  1. I find it hilarious that WinteryKnight like this post … and yet he spends half his time telling men and women exactly what they should and shouldn’t be in relation to marriage etc.

    Unsurprisingly no woman has yet been stupid enough to fall for WK’s lines.

  2. bridget

    I’m an individualist, not a collectivist, so I don’t have much of a desire to tell people, “Hey, you’re a girl, make sure to run your life this particular way.” I also don’t think that earning a lot of money gives one license to treat other people badly, but apparently, at least according to Tsing Loh, “feminism” was about getting the right to be the person being mean, not to make everyone be nicer.

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