Friday, 4 April 2008

Early retirement

A comment at this article beautifully sums up most women's, ahem, 'career' ambitions:

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.

Worthless fuck.

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!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tough shit for them. They're going to get a reality check real soon and they won't like it when men tell them to go fuck off or go suck some borderline bum low life dick like they used to in high school and college.

Speaking of things like that, I found a use for The Sims 2. I like to call my style of play, single mom & teen whores unleashed. All it takes is the teen aged pregnancy modification for whatever version of sims 2 you have and there you go. Instant skanktification of the Sims 2. It provides hours of amusement for me when the skank sims have their children away by the social worker.

It's amusing, not to mention watching poor skank females eating out of the garbage because they can't afford much else.

Anonymous said...

This trend is (to me) the most striking among the under-30 females, who all want to have their pink collar "career" - but only until they want to do something else, like have children, when a man is expected to step in and pick up ALL the slack. Right ...

Hmh said...

I've had a read of the article. There's a couple of things it tries to point out: the 'perfect' women did achieve the dream of home, husband, career, success, children... but none of it went to any kind of plan or was picture-perfect to look at. They just got on and did it. Crappy surroundings, hard work, kids left to look after themselves and all. It certainly wasn't the bill of goods that is the set of modern feminist expectations / straitjacket.

The second thing that got me was the sense of helplessness from modern women. Stuff on the TV that you can't control? Here's a radical idea: why don't you get rid of the damn things? Impossible expectations? How about stopping buying into them? And lastly - bubblewrapped kids who have to be supervised constantly. This one particularly gets me going.

How on earth can over-parented kids ever hack it in the real world? I mean I've now heard of cases of 14-year-olds here in NZ who've never crossed the road on their own. They're dropped off and picked up from school and driven everywhere they need to go, so that they're safe. Then at 17 they get a high powered car and promptly wrap themselves around a tree, or turn into incredibly passive adults who simply do nothing.

Oh and last thing: listen to the whining! Women got sucked into an impossible set of expectations by the media and are now crying about it. It's just a damn dream.

Woman With An Opinion said...

A woman should never stop making her own money. I have co-workers who are or have experienced husbands who were laid off from their jobs thus the woman becomes the bread winner for a while. They were not bitter nor did they trash their husbands over his lack of work. In fact, one lady was upset when her husband went back to work since that meant the end of free and (certainly safe) childcare for THEIR child. Also, if you love your job, it can never become tiresome.

But, the sentiments are a bit confusing on this blog. Women are "accused" if they prefer careers and they're "accused" if they stay home and live off of hubby's paycheck. A woman just can't win here I guess.

Anonymous said...

"A woman just can't win here I guess."

Quite so!
A man can't win, either.

That's life. Life's a bitch.

Anarchiste

Anonymous said...

A woman can't win here, but don't feel bad. You've still proved that a woman can whine here(just like every other fucking inch of the planet).

Anonymous said...

WWAOP,

FUCK OFF & DIE, Bitch! I'm sick & tired of seeing your bullshit. I ignore you, but I sitll have to see your crap pollute these blog paggels

Hmh said...

A point: most women compete, most men compete, but in different ways. Women try to get to the tops of social hierachies; men compete to win at sports, or to rise to the top in an organisation. The feminist lie was NOT that the door should be open to women who wish to start on the shop floor and work their way up to the boardroom... it was that all women MUST aspire to this, or they're failures. Have a look at Simone de Beavouir's writings for a case in point: she's quite clear that women had to be forced into the workforce, and then forced to compete for higher place. In this way, she (quite naively) assumed that gender equality would be reached, by denying basic human nature.

A further point: women have traditionally occupied a kind of middle place in the workforce. Not terribly high paid, sure, but not doing all the truly crap jobs at the bottom either. Trash collection, sewage maintenance, road crews, that kind of thing.

It's fine if you're following what you genuinely want to do. If you're doing it because you've been told your whole life to do it, well, that's different isn't it?

woman with an opinion said...

Okay, I am a woman and I LIKE to whine. I live for complaining. I seek out things to complain and feel offended about. OK. So shoot me. Seriously, please shoot me. Anyone? Someone?

Male Samizdat said...

To Woman with an Opinion:

Against my better judgment, I'm going to address one of your statements:

Women are "accused" if they prefer careers and they're "accused" if they stay home and live off of hubby's paycheck. A woman just can't win here I guess.

I'll actually address the second part of that: "live off of hubby's paycheck". There are two kinds of women who do this: "stay-at-home moms" (SAHMs) and homemakers.

Homemakers actually earn their keep. They take care of their children, cook good meals from scratch, and make sure their husband is taken care of when he gets home from work. She greets him with a smile, and is grateful that he works hard outside the home so that she doesn't have to engage in that rat race. She also takes care of her husband sexually. Homemakers are graceful, polite, sweet, and exude gratitude.

SAHMs drive to Starbuck's to yammer with their feminazi friends while their brats raise hell. Then they go home, jam something in the microwave for supper, and immediately belittle their husbands when they get back home from a job they hate, but go to every day to support an ungrateful shrew of a wife. After she has her two trophy brats, she kicks her husband into his own bedroom. SAHMs are ungrateful bitches that can never have enough, no matter how much the husband earns.

I am almost 40, and I can count the number of homemakers I have met on both hands and have fingers left over. SAHMs, however, are as common as dirt.

Woman With An Opinion said...

Homemakers actually earn their keep. They take care of their children, cook good meals from scratch, and make sure their husband is taken care of when he gets home from work. She greets him with a smile, and is grateful that he works hard outside the home so that she doesn't have to engage in that rat race. She also takes care of her husband sexually. Homemakers are graceful, polite, sweet, and exude gratitude.--male samizdat

If it works for that couple, that's fine...even if the woman works and the man stays home. I can't say much in favor of SAHM's as you have described since I can't stand those types of women either. My concern is that women who work get a bad rap; although probably not as much as homemakers. We career women don't always do it out of selfishness. Many of us did not grow up wealthy or even middle class families, but were raised in environments where work, work, work was the rule and staying home was never something to aspire to. Not because it was "beneath" us, but because we had to lift ourselves out of the economic status that we were raised in. Our parents encouraged us to attain high levels of education and well paying jobs.So we are not all selfish out to take some man's paycheck...unless he offers to take me shopping.

Anonymous said...

As usual, the women who post here miss the point....

For women "equality" means that they have options. The option whether to work or not (and have the husband financially support you), or whether to have a family or not, or whether to have sex or not, or whether to die for your country or not...and that men will support them when they exercise those options.

True quality will only be reached when both sexes have these options, among others.

I won't hold my breath...