I am not here to debate the wisdom of the original opinion article, and whether it's smart or old-fashioned or understandable or thoughtless. I'll just say this --
I suspect that the advice from a mother than girls get married before graduating college is the same advice about 80-90% of all mothers (and fathers) give their daughters. That doesn't make it right or wrong -- but it does make me wonder why this is a national news story??
Next national controversy: finishing your vegetables before getting dessert. Good health or corporal punishment.