Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Why you're not married.

"Female anger terrifies men. I know it seems unfair that you have to work around a man's fear and insecurity in order to get married -- but actually, it's perfect, since working around a man's fear and insecurity is big part of what you'll be doing as a wife."

Yikes.


Read it all HERE.

19 comments:

Nini said...

This is hilarious and the article relatively on the dot. I know a lot of women who hit at least one of those on the list.

chi said...

Oh, my God, was that supposed to be funny or something? The commenters I glanced at seem to be taking it seriously. Just what the world needed, a high-profile opportunity to yammer about how much women (or you know, "other" women, as the case may be) suck.

mamacita said...

WHY oh WHY are you reading HuffPo? Are you secretly 75 years old?

Snezana said...

I think she's right about this and everything else she says. And in the statement "working around a man's fear and insecurity is big part of what you'll be doing as a wife," also applies as follows:
1. working around a parent's fear and insecurity is big part of what you do as a daughter
2. working around a best friend's fear and insecurity is big part of what you do as a friend
3. working around a boss's fear and insecurity is big part of what you do as an employee
4. working around your pet's fear and insecurity is big part of what you do as a pet owner
::shrug::

Bloggers Abode said...

Hmmmmmm... O.k.? I was married at 22, single again at 32 and married again at 43. Am I angry? This week yes. Last week not so much, next week? I dunno, we'll see how this week pans out. The only time I really "wanted" to be married was in my twenties. I wanted the house, the kids, the dogs, the family, the car, the decor, the fabulous dinner parties. It was fun until it wasn't anymore.I never gave thought to who I was marrying and I should have because HE wasn't worthy. Now on round two it's with someone I like, respect, adore and LOVE. I can still be angry though and loving and giving and selfish and irritable and sweet and really just me. I guess the writers point that if you're not o.k. with you, the good, bad and ugly? Then yeah- nobody's gonna be into you.

Anonymous said...

This is a lady who writes for the Don Draper character, so...

Decorno said...

Mamacita... I know, I know. I have the app, but I only read the Entertainment section since the TMZ app blows. Don't hate, k?

Anonymous said...

LOVED this article, and it is spot on. The truth hurts, don't it?

Appletree said...

omg, I almost posted the EXACT same quote. for real. I never read the HuffPo either it was just one random time. swear.

alice@aliceindesignland said...

Am I the only person who finds this article a tad sexist?

mary said...

I think that she nailed it.

Anonymous said...

Now *this* is misogynist.
Obviously, all appy to males as well. Why do they get a free pass?
Yes, HuffPo is crap and getting worse by the hour.

life, in small chunks said...

I thought the point of the whole thing was that if you're not okay with yourself, nobody else is ever gonna make you happy. You are responsible for your own happiness, other people can just add to it (or take away from it, whichever the case may be). And THAT I can believe in. A lot of people (men, too) haven't yet learned that. That's all. Karin

Lisa said...

Here's one she forgot - "You're Impatient".

I waited out my now-husband. For 7 years. Then finally he bought the cow. Even though my mom said he never would. Especially after we bought a house together. I love when my mom is wrong.

Shauna said...

Mamacita and Decorno -

I'm 34. I read Huffpo. Suckit.

Anonymous said...

Shauna:

Also excellent: ReadersDigest.com

Penelope Bianchi said...

God. You get the best comments. Snezana hit it right on. And so did the article. Just my opinion!

Anonymous said...

Let's see...she's been married, what, 3 times? Obviously she's great at getting married (what a skill! Her talent is admired by divorce attorneys everywhere I'm sure)...not so great at staying so. I'd rather be single than 2 (3? it is unclear) times divorced. It's easy to get married if you're willing to take whatever comes your way, rather than waiting for the right person. And if marriage means that "working around a man's fear and insecurity" will be my main job, um, no thank you. I'd rather enjoy my selfish, bitchy, angry life by myself.

laura said...

why am i taking marriage advice from someone who's been divorced 2 times?