Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Public! Service! Announcement!

In order to redeem myself after that shameful bout of catblogging, I'd like to conclude today's posts with a public service announcement. You all might have seen today's heinous Forbes article on why you should never marry a career woman, but even if you haven't, I'm sure you can imagine the content. Marry a career woman, argues Michael Noer, and she'll make you sick, make you miserable, and cheat on you regularly with every guy who walks past her desk.

This is pretty gross, obviously, but what makes me crazy is that it's in Forbes, which is ostensibly a magazine about business. Clearly the Forbes editors understand that there are women in business, because they just ran an article about how nobody should ever marry them. But if Forbes is a magazine about business, and some people in business are women, then why would they run an article guaranteed to insult all women in business? It's kind of like Pitchfork running an article about how nobody should ever marry a girl who likes indie rock. Or like Forbes running an article called "All Our Girl Readers Are Bitter Sluts."

Now, I suspect there aren't too many regular Forbes readers in the audience. But I also suspect that many of the female Dizzies readers do meet Forbes' qualifications for "career women," a/k/a "bitter sluts." So here's my PSA: go over to Forbes and tell them their editorial judgement sucks. The piece is already on their "most popular" list, so there's no point in worrying about giving it more hits. And they should know that although they're getting a lot of attention, this kind of anachronistic nonsense is ultimately just going to hurt their credibility.

1 Comments:

Blogger Moss Jervins said...

Very curious! The link no longer works! I read the piece earlier today, so it does/did exist — did Forbes pull it from the site?

http://www.forbes.com/leadership/careers/2006/08/21/careers-marriage-dating_cx_mn_0821women.html

7:28 PM  

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