I have NO idea why anyone thinks mainstream feminism is just rich ladies bitching about their boy problems.
NONE! Except to note that, were I into dating ladies, I also probably would not date this one. Mainly because she seems like kind of an entitled jerkhole?
Which, whatever. Jezebel probably has that Gawker Media affluent-and-educated commentariat thing happening, and I can totally see why that article would be fun for their readers and get a lot of hits, so, no harm republishing it, I guess. But it seems to me that when we’re in the middle of one of the bigger and longer-lasting economic fucktastrophes EVER, publishing something about how your six-figure salary at your prestigious job scares the boys away, plus also people who make less money must be stupid or fucked-up or “crack whores” or just losers on some level so why are boys fucking them and not you, is, um. Tasteless? Maybe? Just a wee bit self-absorbed? Imagine I found some other constructive way to say “I want to slap this lady” and did it in a way that wouldn’t alienate or offend anyone, because duh, there’s no way I can do this without alienating or offending?
And, you know, if the side effect of worrying about how I’m going to pay rent and buy food every month is a little bonus in the “fuckability” column, I’m not going to say no, precisely. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going back to watching Buffy and looking for jobs. I am such a temptress!
As is regularly the case, Ms. Doyle speaks truth.
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