Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Unequal Treatment

Phoebe wants to know why engaged men get to present the appearance of eligibility while their ladies advertise their unavailability on their fingers for months on end. Good question, sez I.

I want to know why men get shrugs when they express ambivalence or dislike of new fatherhood but when women do so people are so eager to claim that it's postpartum depression.* Is the theory that a woman wouldn't regret becoming a mom unless she was sick in the head?

* Not to downplay the seriousness of PPD; consciousness raising is good. Please don't have Brooke Shields attack me.
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