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The Real Feminine Mystique?

The following paragraph from an otherwise forgettable book review on the Times Online startled us a bit. We're not saying it's true, funny, or anything else. Just kind of eyebrow-raising:

"As a divorced woman in her mid-forties, I am only too aware of the ghastly truth that feminism has never touched. My career is irrelevant. Not having a husband makes me a total loser in the eyes of the world – particularly, I'm sorry to say, in the eyes of other women. We have a dismal tendency to look behind a successful woman, and to pity the poor dear if she hasn't managed to grab a man and a couple of children on her way up the ladder. She may be successful, we say, but she can't possibly be happy."

Eric Scheske

Eric Scheske