Susan Patton: A Little Valentine's Day Straight Talkonline.wsj.com
In The Wall Street Journal, Susan Patton writes that young women in college need to smarten up and start husband-hunting.
“Not all women want marriage or motherhood, but if you do, you have to start listening to your gut and avoid falling for the P.C. feminist line that has misled so many young women for years.”
No part of wanting equality among genders precludes committing yourself to a partner or starting a family. What misleads so many young women for years is attitudes like your own which pretend college the college experience is merely a mating ritual for women and that in their 30s they will be passed over like day old bread.
“I am a great believer in found families, and I’m not a great believer in blood. Although I love my family, even the ones I grew up with, to me I’ve always felt that the people who treated you with respect and included you in their lives were your family, and the people who were related to you by blood might happen to be those people but that correlation was a lot less [strong] than society believes it is.”—Joss Whedon (via unicornology)
I am a big girl. A voluptuous, curvy, dress-wearing lesbian. I love my body; it’s the only one I’ll ever have. I eat a lot of greens and work out and drink gin martinis and put M&Ms in my froyo and sometimes I don’t do anything but watch Project Runway.
I am allowed to look sexy, feel sexy, and be in love. I am worthy of all of those things, and so are you. Own your good and bad, and all the scary parts that you’ve been covering up because it is yours and no amount of judgement can tell you how to love your body. In the words of Sonya Renee, the body is not an apology.
You are magic.
”—Mary Lambert, via Facebook (via plannedparenthood)