College Student Shocked To Discover There Are “Plenty” Of Successful Women
5:30 pm, February 2nd | by Hillary Reinsberg
Oh, what a joy it can be to stumble upon a misguided college newspaper editorial. Herein, a young woman at Dixie State College of Utah complains about her fellow classmates who are single-mindedly focused on getting married. After all, as she puts it, “What if your husband, the breadwinner, dies?”
Writing for the Dixie Sun, Ashley Putnam describes the troubling situation at her school (emphasis ours):
“Some of those girls who want to get married and forget about getting an education, starting a career and finding themselves, are just scared. They are scared about failing. They are scared they might not be able to start a career or might actually have to work. They are scared of having to figure out their own problems. But why are girls scared to do those things when boys are required to under our standards?
Why should you believe Ms. Putnam when she tells you that you too can succeed! Because “plenty” of women have done it! For example, did you know there are actually female CEOs?
Plenty of women have succeeded in life. Carol Bartz, the CEO of Yahoo, is a woman, as well as Indra Nooyi, the CEO of Pepsi. They have made a career for themselves.”
Also, guys cannot wear skirts. Or something:
“We, the women, can wear the pants and the skirt.
Boys can only wear pants. We are just as capable of becoming successful. We just need to think we are and reverse the historic thought that men must be the breadwinners.
Besides, what if your husband, the breadwinner, dies? What are you going to do?”
What are you going to do?