This is this big national news story about a mother of two students at Princeton writing an opinion piece suggesting that girls at Princeton try to get married while still at school. It's brought about numerous op-eds in return and commentary on national networks, like NBC and ABC, and articles in major publications such as The Atlantic and New York magazines.
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.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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