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.
Is this the first mention of the Marriage Strike in the media, nay, the first "advice" column telling men to avoid marriage altogether? Let's face it, pretty much any decently middle class woman is going to be earning $25-30k as soon as she gets out of college. Combine that with the fact that pretty much any woman is not going to be ready to marry straight out of high school - there is a very negative opinion of such women, trailer trash etc. Women outnumber men in college across the board, remember.
So, is Michael Noer essentially telling us to avoid American women altogether? Is he telling men that our marriage strike is justified and backed up by studies and statistics? Is Corcoran a crazy bitch?
Yes, yes, and YES!
I think that he is telling men to think twice about marrying today - even if that was not his point, he is inadvertently telling us to avoid pretty much most women in the marriage market today. He did not dwell much on the divorce culture prevalent in the west today, but it was as far as anyone in a mainstream publication has gone. He is telling us that they are very likely to be unhappy if they quit the workplace, unhappy if they remain in the workplace, and unhappy if they earn more than their husband.
The problem with them being unhappy is that they tend to whine, and that whining leads to all sorts of slime coming out and encouraging them to divorce the loser and take him for all he's worth!
They are also more likely to not raise children properly and not maintain the household properly. What a splendid deal! Give up your freedom and your money, all for a nagging bitch who doesn't appreciate you and whose feminist ideology tells her to make him kiss her ass 24/7.