Skip to comments.Should the Advice to Find a Husband in College be Controversial? (At Princeton University)
Posted on 04/06/2013 10:44:37 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Feminists are, predictably, having what we in the deep South used to call a "hissy fit." They are reacting with rage and bombast to a letter published in The Daily Princetonian that advised coeds not to waste their college years where they are surrounded by a high "concentration of men who are worthy of you." Susan Patton, a graduate of the Princeton class of 1977, reminded the students that "the man you marry" will be "inextricably linked" to their future happiness. No. Really?
As a 20-year-veteran of the political arena in Washington, D.C., I have seen several generations of college graduates come to the nation's capital, where bright and intelligent men and women are overworked and underpaid to pursue their dream of making a mark on the world. Invariably, they are steeped in the current myths about "establishing their careers" and "becoming financially stable" before even thinking about marriage.
When they finally - and belatedly - get around to pursuing a life-time partner, many find, however, a dearth of desirable potential husbands or wives (i.e., eligible in terms of equal/superior intelligence and education with compatible values and good prospects as a friend, mate, and parent).
As each year passes, chasing professional advancement, the odds worsen for women of finding Mr. Right, even in this era of supposed gender equity. The cold hard facts are that men who've become established in their professions can usually much more easily than women find a pool of potential mates (usually younger) from which to choose.
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My wife and I met our last semester in College in 1970. Within 2 weeks we knew we would marry. We did the next year. We have been married 42 years. Good time and bad times but still very married.
I cannot remember not being married to that woman. hee hee hee
Ha, Ha, that’s a good one. Yeah, if he said it today it’d be off to the re-education camp.
Have one that tops that.
My mother and father met in Union Station is DC on his way to Europe during WWII. She was from Minnesota and arrived that day for a new job in DC. He and she toured the city during the few weeks before the ship was loaded with some of their friends. Before he left for Europe he told her he was going to come home after the War and marry her. She laughed to her girl friends that night.
They corresponded during the war. When he was on his way back to Texas he contacted my grandfather to send her a train ticket from DC to Texas. The night she arrived in Texas they were married in his parents dining room. She had never met a single relative until that night.
They were married 66 years. An amazing couple that everyone in the community loved. We lost her about 6 months ago. (It still hurts)
You should have seen her funeral. Church was absolutely full.
I wish FR had a ‘like’ button. Great story.
Yes, there are parts of it that can only be conveyed by knowing them. Locals understand, but impossible to convey otherwise.
Apparently she was ahead of her time and would have been better off studying womyn’s math.
Would a young woman be better off with a husband who is an unattractive, condescending, unfit slob BUT who is a Princeton graduate as opposed to an enlisted man recovering from his battle wounds at Walter Reed? I think most of us would have a very definitive answer here, Mrs. Patton, and you probably wouldn’t like it.
I am coming up on my 10th.
I love the woman who shares my name, but it’s clearly not the gal I used to party with and have sex on the side of the road with anymore.
Marriage relationships evolve. That is a natural thing. Children often bring on some of that adjustment. Our functions change due to that.
But 10 years today is a real event. Congratulations.