Prairie Oyster


Today in Comedy: Cock of the Month
August 23, 2006, 7:22 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Today’s post was going to gleefully describe some awesome software — I just found my University has RefWorks, a vastly more useful alternative to EndNote. It’s all online. It’s beautiful. I know you would all LOVE to hear about it, but something much more interesting came up.

We have a great candidate for Cock of the Month**!!

If you shoot over to Boing Boing or Wikipedia you’ll get a summary of the hubbub over Michael Noer’s recently retracted articles for Forbes, “Don’t Marry a Career Woman” and “The Economics of Prostitution“.

A few gems from the former article rescued by agreatnotion over at LiveJournal (link above):

“Guys: A word of advice. Marry pretty women or ugly ones. Short ones or tall ones. Blondes or brunettes. Just, whatever you do, don’t marry a woman with a career…

To be clear, we’re not talking about a high-school dropout minding a cash register. For our purposes, a “career girl” has a university-level (or higher) education, works more than 35 hours a week outside the home and makes more than $30,000 a year.
If a host of studies are to be believed, marrying these women is asking for trouble. If they quit their jobs and stay home with the kids, they will be unhappy (Journal of Marriage and Family, 2003). They will be unhappy if they make more money than you do ( Social Forces, 2006). You will be unhappy if they make more money than you do (Journal of Marriage and Family, 2001). You will be more likely to fall ill (American Journal of Sociology). Even your house will be dirtier (Institute for Social Research).”

**as devised by Lil Rebel for LUPEC NYC following her essay on Larry Summers, “Why is Larry a Cock? Or, in the interest of fairness, Is Larry a Giant Cock?” In this Wiki entry on Larry Summers you’ll be happy to read that Summers was not fired, in fact received a raise, and Steven Pinker was one of the folks that defended Summer’s comments. “There is certainly enough evidence for the hypothesis to be taken seriously.” 

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Feministe did a very thorough breakdown of the article here: http://www.feministe.us/blog/archives/2006/08/23/why-you-should-marry-a-doormat/

Grrr.

Comment by Dr. Brazen Hussy

Oh yeah. it’s ALL over the place. It’s just too bad we don’t have LUPEC anymore, he would have been perfect!

Comment by prairieoyster

Golly, it just drives a career girl to drink. Also, Ann Arbor is full of people wearing those Chacho sandals, and people look at me weird because I still insist on something with a heel.

Comment by Cuba Libre

EVERYone at this retreat was wearing Chachos! I had never heard of them. Seriously though, I can think of many other things I would rather spend a lot of money on than trendy hippy shoes! I mean, everybody is awesome, and it’s true I do need more gear (tent, sleeping bag)… but I can;t see buying trendy shoes.

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