Cougar Tale in the New York Times

Other than gender studies graduates who are about to have all of their student loans transferred onto the backs of the working class, divorced women are the most reliable Democrat voters in the U.S. What’s the latest harvest of material from Democrat-controlled media on the miracle of family court?

“My Husband Is Two Years Older Than My Son” (New York Times):

Our 19-year age gap feels treacherous and gossip inducing — and is also the best thing that’s ever happened to me.

This is his first marriage and my third. Minutes before our rainy courthouse wedding, my future mother-in-law said, “He’ll be your last love and you’ll be his only love.”

If you had asked me five years ago if I would ever date again, I would have said, “Not in a million years.” I was a middle-aged woman filing for divorce,…

The author is grateful that the mandarins permitted her to leave her house and work for wages:

I work as a freelance makeup artist in Portland, Ore., but business had been slow back then, so for extra income I took a cashier job at the local Fred Meyer grocery store, which is where I met Tylan.
He struck me as gorgeous with his long hair, piercing blue eyes and hippie wardrobe. He worked the cash registers too but was a “P.I.C.” (person in charge) who also had management responsibilities.
When the pandemic hit, my makeup work dried up completely, and I became reliant on my cashier job at Fred Meyer, which, as an essential business, stayed open even during the worst of Covid.

(Are we to infer from “management responsibilities” that she was having sex with the boss, as in this scholarly journal paper from the UK?)

… I was 46, one year younger than his own mother, and he was 27, two years older than my son.

He introduced me to emo-rock and I introduced him to obscure slow-core. We drank mead, tested out new recipes, and discussed music, career goals and sometimes, our love lives. Mine was nonexistent and I was content with that, and he was single, waiting for the right one. There were times I even tried to play matchmaker, but it never quite worked out.

There was a midnight skinny dip at the river, making out on a giant velour bean bag, and indoor camping with a tent made out of bedsheets. And then it happened one night, Tylan knelt on one knee and proposed. I was stunned and momentarily mute. It wasn’t until Tylan said, “Yes?” that I nodded my head and blubbered, “Yes!”

What else can divorce plaintiffs look forward to other new sex partners from a different generation? An enormous smile, at least according to “In Defense of Divorce” (Slate), author of This American Ex-Wife: How I Ended My Marriage and Started My Life:

Lenz walked away from her marriage to rebuild her life in her 40s, and to find out what freedom feels like. Reading her story, we get to feel that freedom too. I talked with Lenz—divorced woman to divorced woman—about why divorce isn’t a tragedy.

People are really uncomfortable with a woman who is free and a woman who chooses herself. I think that adds into the dissonance—it makes people really uncomfortable when you say, “Hey, my marriage was not great and I’m leaving.” And you know this, too: The moment you get divorced, so many women go, “When did you know? When did you know? How should I know?”

I am anti the legal structure of marriage, because it is founded on women’s inequality. Look at the history of marriage. Look at these laws of coverture. Look at the laws in America where marital rape wasn’t even illegal until the past 20 years. And that’s because wives are property, and that’s the way that our legal system views women.

How tough is it to be a wife and mother with a full slate of modern appliances supplemented by Uber Eats food delivery and a weekly Latinx crew to do the real cleaning?

No, you feel miserable in your marriage because you never get a break because this whole system is packed on top of your shoulders and you can’t fricking breathe. And then the one time you get a moment to breathe, he’s like, “Hey, we haven’t had sex in two weeks.” … even the worst marriage still benefits a man in the end, because he is still getting free child care and his dinner made every night.

(Fair to guess that after the author sued her co-parent, both the retroactive and going-forward child care were not free?)

Contrary to nearly all survey data and journal articles, the book author says that the kids are way better off when mom and dad are having sex with a variety of new partners:

I think of it rather as a gain for [the kids, who were 4 and 6 when she sued their father], because they deserve relationships with the happiest version of both of their parents. … it’s really uncomfortable to be a sexual person to your kids, because if you tell, especially a tween daughter, that you’re dating, she wants to know, are you having sex? And then you have to talk about it.

7 thoughts on “Cougar Tale in the New York Times

  1. …”wives are property, and that’s the way that our legal system views women.”

    What are 99% of humans under the inbound totalitarianism?

  2. All the women I dated had kids who were closer my age than they were, from many other husbands. Speaking of our goofy legal polyamourous, illegal polygamy culture, Elon’s nobel prize nomination apparently wasn’t based on inseminating dozens of hotties for his war on “population decline.”

  3. Men who ditch their wives and kids are scoundrels and cads. Women who leave troublesome marriages are doing it for the good of everyone and sticking it to the all-powerful patriarchy.
    I would think all your enlightened readers would know this by now.

  4. The media loves to cover stories of women suffering from bad marriages and how getting a divorce frees them, but hardly any story of men suffering from a bad marriage.

    The solution is simple, men need to get sex change so their stories are covered too.

  5. She’s a gem:

    ‘he’s like, “Hey, we haven’t had sex in two weeks.””‘

    “And he was trying really, really hard to get me back, and it wasn’t working, and it was actually making me want to leave more.”

    She blew up her marriage to read a book: “Just last Sunday, I took advantage of a full day with no plans or other humans around to stay in bed with a book.”

    • Joe: You may be mixing quotes from two different plaintiffs. The one who turned her husband into an incel is the interviewee. The one who is (likely) getting paid by her former sex partner to stay in book and read is the interviewer.

  6. I never understood the attraction to older people. As people get older they are less fun to be around. They get more saggy (even when in good shape), more cranky, and less pleasant to look at. Women get more difficult personality wise as they get older too. Less charming and more bitchy.

    Old story – when I was 15 , I went to the supermarket with my grandfather who was probably around 65. He saw a well dressed good looking woman, and gave me a nudge and said “what do you think about that one?” I looked at her and said “no way grandpa! she’s an old lady of 30!” … jaw drop… to my grandpa she was a spring chicken!

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