​Princeton Gets Female Advice from Mom​​

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March 12, 2021

The “Princeton Mom” offers women offensive advice on the importance on finding a husband before they compete with younger women. The famous Mom is famous for telling female students to find their mates before its too late.

Ivy League grad Susan Patton wrote a no-holds-barred editorial in the Wall Street Journal earlier this week telling ambitious young women to stop ordering sushi and swooning over “Downton Abbey” and start finding a suitor.

Princeton Straight Talk

“Think about it,” the Mom writes in the piece, entitled “A Little Valentine’s Day Straight Talk.”

“If you spend the first 10 years out of college focused entirely on building your career, when you finally get around to looking for a husband you’ll be in your 30s, competing with women in their 20s. That’s not a competition in which you’re likely to fare well.”

But the sage advice doesn’t stop there. “If you want to have children, your biological clock will be ticking loud enough to ward off any potential suitors,” she warns. “Don’t let it get to that point.”

Apparently, this message of marital bliss fell on deaf ears, as columnists across the country sounded off against Patton’s maternal advice.

Mom’s Advice Receives Mixed Signals

“You think a job will make you happy?” Washington Post columnist Alexandra Petri asks in a satirical response posted on Valentine’s Day. “Think again — unless Job is the name of a man you might marry. But even then,” she continues, “think again, because you will probably die horribly with your cattle, covered in boils.”

Slate’s Katy Waldman took a more academic approach to Patton’s advice, breaking down which paragraphs were more offensive to women, or to men, including lines like, “Wise women are manipulative and grasping; their overtures of friendship are shams” (more offensive to women) or “Ladies, while we can take it for granted that you are smart and ambitious, the men are a different story… The few good ones out there want bimbos” (more offensive to men).

And the Huffington Post’s Emma Gray, who notes that as a 26-year-old she falls squarely in Patton’s targeted audience, huffs that being single in one’s 20s doesn’t imply failure on the relationship front. “The most important thing you need to understand, Susan Patton, is that we single women choose not to define our ultimate worth by our relationship status.”