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Susan Patton Told the Truth
Wall Street Journal, by James Taranto

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Posted By:earlybird, 4/1/2013 1:43:26 PM

Oops, we forgot all about Women´s History Month. To make amends to the fairer sex, today we introduce our readers to a feminist pioneer. This is Susan Patton. In 1973 she was admitted to Princeton University as part of only the fifth coeducational class in the school´s history. (Snip) On Friday this feminist pioneer found herself transformed into a feminist hate object after the Daily Princetonian student newspaper published her letter to the editor. The paper´s website has been overwhelmed by traffic, so with Patton´s permission we´re reprinting the letter in full:

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Patton has started a firestorm. She is on with Megyn Kelly as I write this. She is smart and funny and full of common sense. This should be a Must Read.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 4/1/2013 1:47:02 PM     (No. 9253913)

Spoiler: Her advice was to find a husband while still in college. Her rationale is solid. The rest is in the article.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Bevan, 4/1/2013 1:54:43 PM     (No. 9253927)

Agree with her or disagree with her, one has to admit the arrogance of an ivy leaguer

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Susannah, 4/1/2013 2:00:11 PM     (No. 9253936)

You probably won´t like her suggestion that Princeton women, and, by extension, Ivy Leaguers in general, are are far smarter than the rest of us.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Darling, 4/1/2013 2:00:34 PM     (No. 9253939)

I never met a worthier group of young men than I did in college. I was too stupid to appreciate that fact at the time.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: envirodude, 4/1/2013 2:04:27 PM     (No. 9253945)

Ivy league people are smarter than the rest of us? Who gave us the economic collapse of the last decade? Ivy league people.

Who is mucking up our government (thus society)? Ivy league types.

Yeah, want to mess it up royally? Get a princeton grad to head it up. Their track record speaks for itself.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 4/1/2013 2:17:10 PM     (No. 9253957)

Her logic was a little confusing. So men prefer to marry women slight less intelligent. If so, why would they want to marry an Ivy League mental equal? And men tolerate less intelligence if the women is attractive, Once again, why waste romantic effort on intellectually equal but perhaps not as attractive women when so many non Ivy League pretty women are available? I failed to understand her logic in this case. It seems she was making a point Princeton women are at a huge disadvantage in the quest for a mate. I will admit I declined to go to Dartmouth because all the women I saw there were gosh awful ugly.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: msjena, 4/1/2013 2:18:35 PM     (No. 9253960)

How many Princeton men want to get married right out of college? She is putting forth one set of realities without dealing with the other. Young women can´t just up and decide one day they want to get married. It takes two. The marriage age for men and women has steadily increased over the last several decades. A better piece of advice for Princeton women would be to tell them to stop engaging in hook-ups and other forms of casual sex and to tell their boyfriends they are waiting to get married to have sex.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: MindMadeUp, 4/1/2013 2:31:52 PM     (No. 9253983)

Great article! Should be a Must Read. Sound logic and sound advice for both young women and young men. It will be interesting to watch the feminist left attack Patton with bad logic and viperous insults.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 4/1/2013 2:45:41 PM     (No. 9254003)

I did not make it through the long, long, long boring theories of patton. Most people already know that stuff.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: richwill, 4/1/2013 2:48:08 PM     (No. 9254007)

I agree with #8. This is a great article and Patton´s premises are on target. It is obvious that common sense is to be ridiculed. If one is admitted to Princeton, it is obvious one is above the average. Nothing elitist about it, just a fact. Look at the SAT scores.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: mitzi, 4/1/2013 2:52:17 PM     (No. 9254019)

Smart women can´t (shouldn´t) marry men who aren´t at least their intellectual equal.

Definitely agree!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: logiclogger, 4/1/2013 3:19:06 PM     (No. 9254039)

I guess most women marry men who are not their intellectual equal since they file for 65% of the divorces. I´m just a dumb old non ivy leaguer.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: RightShoe, 4/1/2013 3:19:44 PM     (No. 9254040)

What a wonderful and caring woman. I´m going to have my 15 year old daughter read her letter.

These lefties certainly are quite the bullies, aren´t they.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: fritzilou, 4/1/2013 3:52:49 PM     (No. 9254082)

I agree with Susan Patton....Young marriages, if the parties are mature intellectually, is a good thing. She is correct that there will never be a larger pool of men after college and a couple have each other´s support if they are working toward a career.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: noproblems, 4/1/2013 4:41:36 PM     (No. 9254146)

me thinks she is a bit of a snob

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 4/1/2013 4:59:28 PM     (No. 9254175)

#9, I read the whole article. You and I know this stuff, but unfortunately these principles have been purposely ignored by the feminists who preach ´get all you´re entitled to now and screw the future´ nonsense. Well, this Country is now paying the price for that silliness.

Patton´s letter and advice contained therein is basically the modern version of a Biblical principle about not being unequally yoked together in life. As a character on the TV show MASH once said about his sister, you don´t link a fine thoroughbred with Tony the pony.

It seems those women who were mocked for attending college only to find a husband back in the 1950´s knew a thing or two.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: vinegrower, 4/1/2013 5:48:23 PM     (No. 9254266)

I graduated from an all women´s Catholic University. I had a great time with my college male friends and dated many of them but there wasn´t one that I would have married. They were fun but very immature. My husband, of 37 yrs, did not go to college. He is also the smartest man I know and one of the most successful. I find this flat out elist and very outdated. Also get a little world experience, beyond college, before marriage.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: vinegrower, 4/1/2013 5:51:35 PM     (No. 9254271)

I realy did graduate. That should be elitist!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: DocH, 4/2/2013 12:39:51 AM     (No. 9254750)

I dated a girl in college once whom I asked what she was hoping to get out of her education. "A husband," she replied.

It wasn´t to be me.

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