What do modern young girls have planned for their future? It would seem that some them have schemes in place early. From this post at Dalrock’s,
comes this comment from Dalrock himself,
My wife has taught at private Christian schools. Her jr. high aged girls were shocked when she told them she had been married for almost 20 years. Their response: “To the same man?” These same girls talked freely about their “starter husbands”
One might invoke the children’s activity of “what is wrong with this picture”? A good bit, I would think.
First of all, since this is a Christian school, how is that these girls are plotting divorces even before marrying? The bible clear on marriage. Perhaps these girls got such ideas from their primary role model, their mother.
As a second matter, there is the question of the vows of marriage. Apparently these are meaningless to young girls, who probably expect to get away with all sorts of misdeeds. After all, they are girls, and they are morally superior, more valuable, and just outright more special. Whose fault might this situation be (parents, society, feminism)? And more importantly, how will this “anything I do is AOK” approach work out for them in the long run?
Thirdly, the girls are brazenly open about their less than moral plans to the teacher in a Christian school. The reader is left to ponder the implications of this.
Finally, there is the issue of the starter husband. Have these girls considered the morality of this? How might they be planning to use their starter husband? A couple of scenarios appear below.
Perhaps the starter husband is there to provide children and future financial support for those children. After a divorce when she is still quite young, she rides the carousel. Call this the Jenny Erikson option.
Or perhaps he is there to provide general financial support while she attends university and is establishing her career. And as her time with her husband nears the end, she is looking to trade-up.
There are other scenarios. Readers can chime in. But in any scenario, the scheme is highly exploitive. Yet the concept is discussed openly with no shame.