We don’t settle

by Guest on March 14, 2011 · 3 comments

by NeW Guest Blogger Whitney Garrison I never understood why liberal women assumed that supporting conservative social values goes hand in hand with being a docile doormat. I love how NeW women challenge that stereotype one woman and campus at a time. We NeW women appreciate things, like chivalry for instance, but it doesn't mean we can't take charge! So I was intrigued by a post at the Spectator last week which tests how much a woman should lead. He proposes that smart women should go after 'beta-males' instead of demanding a man who is at least as educated or ambitious as they:
"Alpha females should find themselves a nice, mellow beta-male, perhaps a hipstery type who works in a used bookstore or a coffee shop. A guy who is smart, but not particularly ambitious, and who would have a hot, pretentious meal waiting when she gets home at 10:30pm."



With extended adolescence now a recognized phenomenon, it would be easier to resign ourselves to a slacker male companion, but I think this is where NeW women really distinguish themselves. We don't settle. Instead, we stand up for what we believe in and we find creative ways to encourage men to step up their game, like the Gentlemen's Showcase. We should inspire men to be more ambitious and more responsible, not less! So hold your ground, ladies!   Whitney Garrison is a guest blogger for NeW. She is Director of Development at The American Spectator Foundation.

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Elizabeth March 15, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Great post Whitney! 🙂 Thanks for your support with the Gentlemen’s Showcase-I completely agree with your point. It’s ridiculous to think that any sex should really settle for less. People have different ambition levels-and it’s not saying that everyone has to go out and become a CEO or conquer the world, it’s just your ambitious personality (being ambitious in various ways) has to match up with the ambitious personality of your counterpart. In a relationship, if things don’t seem to be balanced…it can create major problems in the long run.


Kevin March 22, 2011 at 2:13 pm

“With extended adolescence now a recognized phenomenon…”

If you are going to read trash by Kay Hymowitz and take her seriously, then you are asleep at the wheel. Hymowitz and those like her will write anything scandalous, controversial or inflammatory because it sells books and will get her on Oprah. But her work is still conjured trash.

I am really not terribly impressed with NeW if this is indicative of your mentality.


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