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Jill has been blogging for Feministe since 2005.
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  1. evil_fizz
    evil_fizz August 23, 2006 at 6:38 pm |

    Don’t ask me to get upset about slide six—”Your house will be dirty” if you get married to a woman who makes more than $30,000. The same goes for slide nine—”You are more likely to fall ill” if your wife works. What upsets you about the piece? Bore me with your fury at slate.pressbox@gmail.com.

    Fuck you, Jack Shafer. No seriously, fuck you.

  2. piny
    piny August 23, 2006 at 6:41 pm |

    Fuck you, Jack Shafer. No seriously, fuck you.

    Pretty much. “You’re so cute when you’re angry!”

  3. matttbastard
    matttbastard August 23, 2006 at 6:53 pm |

    Forbes has removed the Noer article from its site (archived version available here). Maybe someone politely informed the editors that it’s no longer the ’50s.

  4. Ginger
    Ginger August 23, 2006 at 6:57 pm |

    Don’t ask me to get upset about slide six—”Your house will be dirty” if you get married to a woman who makes more than $30,000. The same goes for slide nine—”You are more likely to fall ill” if your wife works. What upsets you about the piece? Bore me with your fury at slate.pressbox@gmail.com.

    Seriously, could he BE more condescending? Now Forbes AND Slate are dead to me.

  5. raging red
    raging red August 23, 2006 at 7:35 pm |

    BoingBoing has some follow-up posts about this article and its removal. Here’s the first follow-up, which includes a link to a regendered version of the article. And here’s the second follow-up.

  6. the15th
    the15th August 23, 2006 at 7:40 pm |

    Jack Shafer tends to write media criticism that I see as borderline-sexist (nitpicking articles about sex slavery for minor inconsistencies) but he did write this nice takedown of the “opting out” thing.

    It’s really a major victory that Forbes took down the article, I think.

  7. Natalia Antonova
    Natalia Antonova August 23, 2006 at 8:09 pm |

    […] ttom of this divorce conundrum. This is all BESIDE the fact that, as Jill at Feministe has pointed out, some of the statistics being brought forth in Noer& […]

  8. kate
    kate August 23, 2006 at 8:41 pm |

    Its good to know that Forbes took down the article from their website, but how many waiting rooms, lounges, living rooms, studies and libaries are filled with the magazine that has the article to poison the minds of easily influenced, gullible men?

    How minds of gullible and inferiority complexed men has this article already poisoned?

    Oh and kiss my lily white fat ass you mindless mysoginst jack ass Jack Shafer. May you suffer a severe bout of tendinitis in your hands in the very near future.

  9. petitpoussin
    petitpoussin August 23, 2006 at 9:36 pm |

    ‘Jeepers, ladies! Calm down! And in conclusion, since you’re all actually gold-diggers, have fun getting the job AND the cushy divorce settlement you’ve always wanted. Just don’t break a nail doing it, hahaha!’

    ASS.

  10. Silver Owl
    Silver Owl August 23, 2006 at 10:34 pm |

    Who really wants to marry a man that acts like an over grown child rather than an adult with actual responsibilities?

    Men who have already been raised by their parents and are capable of handling real life responsibilities are much more successful and less likely to wind up in prison or divorce court.

    LOL! Trump is touted as a successful and has been married, what, 3 times already. Maybe his wives were not “nanny” enough for him.

    Men who fail in their task of being reared to self-suffiencent adults capable of handling real life issues end up in divorce court unless they find a woman who’s willing to continue to raise them as the man-children they are.

    I do have to say, growing up to be a “man-child” is not a high achievement in my book. LOL!

  11. Doctor Science
    Doctor Science August 23, 2006 at 10:44 pm |

    They haven’t taken down the article, they’ve moved it: now it’s a Point-Counterpoint with an in-house rebuttal from Forbes’ Elizabeth Corcoran, who argues “Don’t Marry a Lazy Man”. Sing it.

  12. Lauren
    Lauren August 23, 2006 at 11:23 pm |

    I’m sure all the married women who work at Forbes are thrilled with this article.

  13. Lya Kahlo
    Lya Kahlo August 24, 2006 at 9:51 am |

    “Bore me with your fury at ”

    Sounds to me like Jack is a little desperate for female attention.

    Or that being such a dishonest ass makes him incapable of admitting he and both articles are pieces of deliberately incendiary tabloid trash.

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  15. Betsy
    Betsy August 24, 2006 at 11:36 am |

    Right on, Jill.

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  17. Sheelzebub
    Sheelzebub August 24, 2006 at 3:47 pm |

    Heh. I posted about this, and spun it as reason why women shouldn’t marry career men.

  18. Joe
    Joe August 28, 2006 at 3:38 pm |

    This post is further evidence that bloggers are slowly killing subtlety.

    Nice work.

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