September 22, 2011

they're doing just fine

Rachel Zoe
Tina Fey
Gwen Stefani
Meryl Streep

Heidi Klum
I have been noticing in many "women's" magazines that there is this idea that when a women becomes more successful, powerful or famous than her partner things tend to fall apart. Celebrities like Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Lopez have been used as examples of this. It is a sad and disturbing message to send to women. It is also incorrect. The reasons why marriages fail are far too complex and varied to pin on the successes or insecurities of one partner. Maybe Reese Witherspoon just got married too young, and maybe Jennifer Lopez has developed a pattern of getting divorced. We do not have to choose between having a great relationship and a flourishing career, duh. These so called "women's" magazines should stop sending us messages that will inhibit us from making progress. There are plenty of relationships that work regardless of who is more successful. Here are just a few examples of women who are more famous and successful than their male counterparts, and they're doing just fine.

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