I don’t care how enticing radical, second-wave feminism’s career oriented lifestyle sounds in college because whether on paper, or in person, it will end badly. And, despite the feminist’s assurances of perpetual influence, youth and relevancy, everybody, especially women, gets old, haggard, out of touch and inconsequential. That is just how nature works.
Nobody gets out of this world alive. Everybody ages and eventually dies. But unlike humanity, businesses do go on and on and on, often by-passing and/or outlasting their
employees. And because companies cannot afford to fall behind in the marketplace, they must be in constant search for young employees to guide them into the uncertain future, and so, the dead wood must go. It’s not a happy or pleasant thought. And, it’s not personal. It’s just the way businesses must function to survive.
Unlike businesses, most men and women are only in their prime for about 20 years, from age 25 to age 45. If you don’t accomplish what you want to accomplish during those 20 years, you never will. At 45, old age begins its unrelenting assault and you eventually cannot hide or deny its effects. Despite radical feminism’s rants to the contrary, “superwoman” does NOT exist and you will eventually get old and become expendable.
For a woman, those 20 prime years mean everything. Career choice not withstanding, the personal decisions made during those few short years will lead to joy or to regret. You will either end your life surrounded by children and grandchildren or you will end it virtually alone. My experience is that for women, there isn’t a “career” on earth that’s worth that trade-off. You will need your family when everything else is gone and if you denied yourself the happiness of marriage and children, in exchange for a 9 to 5 “career”, you’ve been a fool, because your time will come too.
Your energy level will decline along with your sight and hearing. Unable to remain sharp-as-a-tack under the constant barrage of pertinent information on the job (the same information that used to thrill and challenge you), you will find yourself in retreat, rather than in attack mode. Through no fault of you own, career women fall out of grace sooner than men because they inevitably spend their lives burning the candle at both ends in an attempt to become feminist superwomen and in the end, they are simply not able to keep up.
So, before you jump off the deep end and focus your young life on career alone, remember it is a path that will eventually leave you single, sidelined, 60, and probably sick and sad. And trust me, it SUCKS!
The End It’s the Women, Not the Men!