I'd encourage women to have a career first. Get some money and respect under your belt. At 36 when work became tiresome I left and had my family and the joy of spending time with my two children is even more marked after years in an office. Mind you I never cracked the desire to clean or cook!
- Kate, Bristol
Yup. Get some money to spend on yourself, have your ego stroked with a meaningless job title, and then when you're bored (not to mention past your prime), quit your 'tiresome' job and let some poor git slave away to support you. Don't bother learning to clean or cook. Hell, boast about your inability to run a home, it's sooo sexist for a non-working married woman to do anything anyway.
Note the references she makes to 'my' children and 'my' family. Not her husband's children, oh no, he's just the walking wallet who's there to fund her early retirement and support 'her' children. He's probably not even the dad anyway.
I see this attitude in women all the time. Women barely out of school/university, sometimes just a few months into their first full-time jobs, going on about how they can't wait to work part-time or not at all, or blatantly having no intention of still working by the time they're 30.
Given the plunging marriage rate and the fact that it's impossible for an average guy to support a wife and kids on his income alone (and that's not taking into account the coming recession), plenty of these women are in for a real shock. Ha ha!