Because most philosophies that frown on reproduction don't survive.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Troubles of the Rich Man's Woman

It is, of course, terribly wrong to rejoice in the suffering of others. But perhaps it's not entirely in appropriate to be mildly amused by this New York Times article about the travails of the wives, girlfriends and mistresses of Wall Street titans during the recession. To their credit, it sounds like they're a bit amused themselves.


Anonymous said...

“It’s that he’s an alpha male, he’s aggressive, he’s a go-getter, he doesn’t take no for an answer, he’s confident, people respect him and that creates the whole mystique of who he is.”

Women love social status like men love hourglass figures. Honestly contribute to society if you want but you won't get any dates if you do so in a needy or unconfident manner.

Darwin said...

I don't think it works to make generalizations about an entire gender's desires, but clearly the women interviewed in the story do.