I saw an interview with the creator of The Bachelor today, and this caught my eye:
Why did you choose Ashley H. as your bachelorette?Yeah, a different kind of bachelorette, the unappealing kind.
I don’t know, she’s kind of cool, she’s spunky and she’s got a lot personality. It’s also the first time we had an actual professional woman as a bachelorette. She’s not a party planner, she’s a dentist! That’s a good step for us. I think it’s a cool good lesson for young ladies out there to see an accomplished woman still struggling to put the personal side of her life together. That’s something a lot of women can relate to. She will be a different kind of bachelorette!
Okay, first of all, she's in dental school. She's not a dentist yet. That's a student, not a "professional" woman.
Second of all, a party planner earns a living. A student doesn't. I don't think there's any shame in having an actual job.
Didn't Ali work at Facebook? Yeah, she quit to do the show, but she had a real job, but being on TV for a living is probably a better job.
Third, is this how low young ladies' expectations are right now? They have to look up to a dental student? Aim high, folks. Maybe someday, with a little spunk and hard work, you ladies can have the right to vote or get married without a dowry.