7.20.2012

rtod

Revolutionary thought of the day:
That’s a very American value right there: if you screw up in your early 20s, you — and your children — are on your own for life. . . . Why does it seem like a reasonable policy suggestion to tell Jessica she needs a husband, and pie in the sky to say she needs a union? Or a national day care system like the one in France, where teachers are well-paid, with benefits?

Katha Pollitt, "The 'New York Times' Misses the Mark on Inequality, Marriage", in response to "Two Classes, Divided By 'I Do'".
Newsflash: a woman with a college degree and a solid marriage enjoys better life chances than a college dropout raising three kids alone! Therefore everyone should get married! Read Katha's column here.

2 comments:

impudent strumpet said...

People who talk about getting married as though it's something one can do unilaterally should be forced to marry the last person they dumped.

laura k said...

Great idea. Being poor is a moral failing, being single is your own fault. Just get married and be rich already, for crissakes!