Friday, February 20, 2009
The Fairer Sex?
There's nothing I hate more than Cosmopolitan magazine. If you need a trashtastic glossy telling you how to run your romantic relationships and sex life then you don't deserve to have either. Even worse is the Yahoo! Personals relationship column. Today Yahoo! Personals ran a piece called "Dating 101: Will He Ever Marry You?" Beyond the notion that you can't simply talk to your partner about marriage, you must read about the probability, the most disgusting detail of this story is the 'advice' section at the end, "The Art of the Ultimatum: Three times when it might pay to nudge him a bit." I find 'ultimatum' offensive to both men and women. Am I to think that only women want to get married? And if so, that we're so damn desperate to do so, women essentially have to trick a man into a life long commitment? On the other hand, based on this, it seems men never ever want to get married. Marriage must be a man's biggest fear and he is dumb enough to be tricked into a lifelong commitment. Plus if a man was in fact ready for marriage, he simply couldn't recognize this on his own and would need that ultimatum. Advice giver and psychologist Alon Gratch, PhD must have a fake degree (and no brain) because no thoughtful person would listen to this tripe. Most annoying: this Yahoo! Personals guidance was lifted from Cosmo, they're in cahoots. Why must a supposed women's magazine play into the worst gender stereotypes?