Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Why DO babies turn so many brilliant women into slummy mummies?

MailOnline

My heart sank when I saw her because I realised that here was yet another clever, pretty woman who had chosen to sacrifice herself and her marriage to motherhood.

Why is it that when so many women become mothers they turn into boring frumps with one-track conversational minds that rarely stray from the oh- so fascinating subjects of nurseries, nappies and (lactating) nipples.

These women infuriate me. They think they are doing what's best for their children when, really, they are committing the worst form of self-neglect, and insulting their marriage into the bargain.

Most of the women who think having a child entitles them to become unattractive, undesirable and uninteresting are, inevitably, British. . . .

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2 comments:

A said...

Please don't post articles from the Daily Misogynist anymore; I couldn't even get through half of that article without becoming irate.

While I agree that being boring and uninteresting should be a cardinal sin, it grates my last nerve to keep hearing the "your worth as a woman is completely tied to your looks" bullshit. I'm just not having it. Yes, that means I'm not Beauty2K compliant, but guess what? My husband loves me the way I am! I realize this rant is a bit off-topic, but it needed to be said, just the same.

Anonymous said...

I have to agree with the previous poster. This article sounds ridiculous.

I am far more concerned with the fact that motherhood tends to take logical, intelligent women and strip them of their identities. No matter how intelligent their partner is, it's typically the woman who has to give up her independence for the children. That is what is horrifying about mommyhood. I really don't give a crap if the parents aren't "made up".

How shallow of this article.