I do beg to differ, but nice coping mechanism you’ve got there.
The unfunny joke writes itself!
Jugend (“youth”) was a German magazine published from 1896 to 1940. Jugendstil (“Jugend Style”) is essentially the German equivalent of the term “art nouveau.”
These are some of my favorite images from the magazine. Every issue of Jugend is archived here.
It’s a bit frustrating. I am out of necessity and personality an independent woman. I have rarely been content to sit on my laurels and wait for someone to take care of me, and there’s no guarantee of such a thing happening anyway. Spinsters are not a modern invention.
I have worked my entire adult life, am a homeowner, an entrepreneur.. I would prefer a family to a career if I had to choose but that hasn’t been in the cards for me yet. In the meantime, I have no choice but to continue with a career.
I do not, for basic survival, require male support. However, I will acknowledge that I require it for my emotional well-being.
That said, there are those vulgar, vocal critics who would decry me for my independence, and also decry me if I DID leverage a relationship for financial support.
There is no other explanation for some guys. They do not seem to like the fact that they are dealing with sentient beings whose motives and desires do not 100% align with their own. They almost literally want to go to a girl’s house and purchase her from her father.
Although I know they are hurt, it’s hard for me to have sympathy for those types, who claim they would literally wish to see me a slave.
I don’t bite, but I do make vanity pages on the internet.