Modern fairy tales

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Modern fairy tales
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Fri, 10-03-2008 - 4:41pm

Is it time we put aside Cinderalla et al. and find more modern fairy tales that reflect on the difficulties facing women in our time? That its probably not the best idea to wait around for Mr. Right to sweep you away and meet your every need forever?


I don't much care if a woman decides she wants to be

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Registered: 04-01-2008
Tue, 10-14-2008 - 11:29am
alright I see your ladies point....
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Tue, 10-14-2008 - 11:31am

don't underestimate yourself.

 

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Wed, 10-22-2008 - 9:41pm

***I don't much care if a woman decides she wants to be a SAHW, so long as she's capable of taking care of herself and her welfare (and that of any kids) isn't 100 dependant on whether a husband decides to stay faithful or be a good spouse. ***

So you do care and feel it is wrong if she SAH and is dependant on her DH?

****I love being married. But I hope young women aren't growing up to attached to the notion that finding the right man is what writes the happy ending. It seems that women continue to be expected to be more passive about their lives, and men, active. ***

So you are hoping that young women aren't growing up thinking that their marriages might last? Sometimes a man doesn't bring a happy ending...but sometimes he does :)

Dawn

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Thu, 10-23-2008 - 9:21am
I care. I think every woman should be financially capable of supporting all the children she has if her DH disappears tomorrow with no alimony or

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Registered: 10-05-2007
Thu, 10-23-2008 - 9:59am

Sometimes a man doesn't bring a happy ending...but sometimes he does


So you view

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Ducky

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Fri, 10-24-2008 - 9:04am

maybe what she meant was,"happily ever after".

 

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Registered: 10-04-2007
Sat, 10-25-2008 - 6:29am

Most definitely.

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Registered: 10-04-2007
Tue, 10-28-2008 - 5:13pm
The long term losses from even a short time at home can be staggering.
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Tue, 10-28-2008 - 5:53pm

There is nothing TO YOU

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Tue, 10-28-2008 - 7:11pm
So what?

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