But I thought they liked it when we were on top?

Apparently just not outside the bedroom, kitchen, dining room or wherever you are riding your own personal stallion to glory, as they’ll expect they’re just the one that’s lucky enough to be let out of the stable. Grr.

Bug up ass explained: I’d had the pleasure of reading the Forbes article (that’s since been pulled from the site) advising men “Don’t Marry a Career Woman” today at work, of all places.

I just hopped over to Sabre’s and saw she has posted the highlights. I knew we could count on her to capture it, and with her razor-sharp wit to boot. Because, you know, we’re all a bunch of selfish, insatiable whores, so it must be true!

Another blogger did get the whole story, posted here.

From the article:

According to a wide-ranging review of the published literature, highly educated people are more likely to have had extra-marital sex (those with graduate degrees are 1.75 more likely to have cheated than those with high school diplomas). Additionally, individuals who earn more than $30,000 a year are more likely to cheat.

Maybe because more educated people are smarter at covering their tracks and are less likely to be dragged on some “Jerry Springer Show” or “Maury Povich” “Who’s the Baby Daddy, Part 10” reunion special?

I dunno. Just feels like the data is demonstrated what people have tried to tell girls for generations — you really CAN’T have it all. I’m not arguing (for the time being) … it’s hard to meet people when you’re at work all the time and/or stressed out over it. I’ve blown a lot of personal plans and alienated more than a handful of people because of work.

But have I found someone that I’m willing to prioritize? No. Not yet. Maybe. Again, I dunno. I’d rather be fostering a fulfilling personal relationship than advancing my eye strain from continually giving the hairy eyeball to my work PC. Meaning, the career is a necessary evil. And while I wouldn’t give it up in a heartbeat, I don’t expect for it to be the same one in 40 years. But for the same person in 40 years? I’d think the investment (and any professional sacrifices, like to squirt out a munchkin or *gasp* keep to a reasaonable schedule) would yield immeasurable amounts of dividends. But then again, what do I know? 😉

Come on ladies, especially those of us of the liberal stripe, The Wall Street Journal opines that liberals need to get cracking on multiplyin’ because our party and its support of birth control has limited our numbers! Hey, if our offspring are gonna determine the outcome in a swing state, it’s our civic duty to get down to bidness! 😉

3 Responses to But I thought they liked it when we were on top?

  1. Tiff :

    it doesn’t occur to anyone that highly-educated people with more money cheat because gold-diggers are, well, gold-diggers? 😉

  2. Sabre :

    If we grow up to have the political viewpoints of our parents, I’d really like someone to explain to me how my oldest son came to be such a Bush supporter. *mutter*

    I made up for him though by providing the liberal camp with two others, one of which couldn’t care less about politics and one who thinks the current administration is the epitome of all that is wrong in the world. I’m so proud of him.

  3. The Goddess :

    It occurs to me that “Let’s Do it For Our Country” would have been a much more appropriate entry title! Sabre, remember, kids love to rebel. So to balance out your elder son’s political views, I’m sure there’s an uptight, right-wing family with a flaming liberal hippie who’s out hugging a tree or a potted plant to help keep balance in the universe!