No of course Liz, you have your illustrious career which I’m sure is very satisfying, but that doesn’t translate well into the dating market, now does it? Also willing to bet that all the accolades of said career don’t warm your heart the way a child or a grandchild would now hmm? Sadly, like so many of your sisters you have found out the hard way that your career adds to your marriage value the way macramé adds to a prospective football player’s value with NFL aspirations.
Liz, you figured that men would wait for you, that they would always be there at just a snap of your fingers ready and willing to meet your desires of commitment and family. I mean women are so valuable right, what man wouldn’t be lucky to have you…no? You and Kate Bolick are very similar in a way; did you ever learn about compromise? That you needed to compliment a prospective husband or that marriage is about cooperation? Let me guess, your independence was too strong, your feminist values clashed with your strong biological imperative for procreation and you where in turmoil as to what road you should choose.
Obviously you figured that you where the cat’s @$$ which is why it never troubled you to air your husband’s dirty laundry to the world.
Hey, he was undoubtedly lucky to have you and would NEVER leave right…right? Then again…don’t women wish to have a man they can look up to in the first place? Isn’t the best time to find a man like that when you are…oh…never mind.
These are the truths that you didn’t consider Liz, that men and women are different, driven by differing needs and wants. That nature is by far stronger than nurture or ‘social construct’ which is why at one point in time you where planning like a thief to achieve the very thing women where built to do by and large.
By subscribing to a faulty paradigm, you sacrificed your dream of motherhood for membership to a flawed movement. In all honesty, I don’t find your situation funny, (possibly because I’ve never met you nor am I familiar with your feminist blathering) I do, however find it sad.
Your idealism didn’t match up with reality, but who could have steered you toward the truth? Would you have listened? Will feminism fill the void of motherhood that you so desperately wanted but so completely took for granted from this point on…I highly doubt it, but hey you never know.
I simply pray more women learn from the finality of your situation and don’t let the same fate befall them. Honestly, women need a wholesale abandonment of feminism but sadly, I bet money that most will simply dismiss you and your plight as an urban legend, something which could never, ever happen to them.