April 4th, 2013

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The current Princeton Mom flap

Am amused at many levels.



Mostly, I am amused at the prevailing notion that men remain the pliant targets to be wooed or not -- as if marriage were still an institution in which a woman's fortune is made or lost and the man is indifferent as long as the bride is "suitable." I am minded of a delightful exchange from Heinlien's generally under appreciated by highly-subversive for the time Star Beast.

Mr. Kiku: "I did not propose, my marriage to my wife was arranged by our families."

Sally: "Slavery!'

Mr Kiku: "Perhaps, but I have not been unhappy."