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Will the Last Virtuous Woman Please Turn out the Lights?
It seems almost hard to believe that once upon a time (Actually, it was just a few generations ago) a pregnant, unmarried young woman was sent out of town to "visit her aunt."
Today, there are TV shows that celebrate pregnant unmarried teens. Over half the young women who have babies aren't married. One sociologist called marriage "a luxury."
The times they have changed. Is that a good thing? Not really, says Beth.
"I've noticed that most of your columns feature a certain type of single woman. Let me call your attention to a recent column headlined "Once a Booty Call Always a Booty Call." It featured a reader, Diane, griping that the man she'd an affair with — while he was married — refused to become emotionally involved with her when they reconnected following his divorce.
Another reader, "Catch 37," bemoaned the fact that her boyfriend of all of two months, whom she was already bedding, wasn't providing enough "security" in their relationship.
Back in my mother's day, when women were still ladies, women like this weren't "booty calls" or "insecure." They were "floozies," "bimbos" and "tramps."
I know the world is different today, but I'm constantly appalled at the skanks women have turned into. Diane and "Catch 37" are cases in point. They brought their problems on themselves.
Women today behave abominably and then refuse to take responsibility for the disastrous consequences of our actions. We sleep with men we barely know; we have affairs with married men; we date a succession of bums; we stay in relationships with creeps who treat us and our children with contempt; and we willingly shack up with men, serving as their unpaid cooks, housekeepers and nannies— all while complaining bitterly that men don't respect us!
Gee, I wonder why not? Could it be that there is nothing left to respect?
In the 1960s, women were told that the sexual revolution would liberate us.
I represent a dying breed. I'm the dinosaur of single women, and my voice needs to be heard before I go completely extinct. I feel like I'm utterly alone in my beliefs.
Or am I? Are there still women out there who have a moral code and are willing to live by it? And are there still men who actually prefer virtuous women to floozies? I would be very interested in hearing from them. Assuming, of course, that either still exists.
Readers, I'm guessing there are many women out there who have a moral code and live by it. It just might be a different moral code than Beth's. And I'm sure there are men who prefer "virtuous women" to "floozies." But again, I'm not sure their opinion of what makes a woman virtuous and what makes her a floozy would be the same as Beth's.
Women, what is your moral code? Men, how do you define virtue?)
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