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Stop the presses!! (Wait do we still have presses?) Anyway an amazing bit of news has just come in.

Marriage appears to speed up the advancement of male historians but slow down that of female historians, according to new data from the American Historical Association.

Who could ever imagine- having a wife helps your career, being a wife doesn't. It's amazing that no one ever thought of that before. Oh wait- let me go back- waaaaaaay back- like 1971 back and the classic "Why I want a wife." by Judy Syfers.

She wanted a wife because:

I would like to go back to school so that I can become economically independent, support myself, and if need be, support those dependent upon me. I want a wife who will work and send me to school. And while I am going to school I want a wife to take care of my children... I want a wife a wife to keep track of the children's doctor and dentist appointments. And to keep track of mine, too. I want a wife who takes care of the children when they are sick, a wife who arranges to be around when the children need special care, because, of course, I cannot miss classes at school. My wife must arrange to lose time at work and not lose the job. It may mean a small cut in my wife's income from time to time, but I guess I can tolerate that.
I want a wife who will take care of the details of my social life. When my wife and I are invited out by my friends, I want a wife who take care of the baby-sitting arrangements. When I meet people at school that I like and want to entertain, I want a wife who will have the house clean, will prepare a special meal, serve it to me and my friends, and not interrupt when I talk about things that interest me and my friends.

Marriage appears to speed up the advancement of male historians but slow down that of female historians, according to new data from the American Historical Association. Gee I wonder why.

As Syfer concludes "My God, who wouldn't want a wife?"




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