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Truth be told, buy PROVERA without a prescription, I only scan the headlines and drop in to read Krugman and Rich when they're up. PROVERA no prescription, I don't usually bother to read the rest of the columnists, and certainly not perpetual anal-cranial inversion artist Ross Douthat or David "Bobo" Brooks, master of somehow finding the tone your clueless, PROVERA online cod, warm-n-fuzzy conservative uncle might strike--somewhere between concern trolling and reminding you that if you just wore lipstick more often, PROVERA photos, you'd find a nice fella.

But every now and then, I drop in on what he says, order PROVERA online c.o.d, either because I've been referred there or because for some reason the headline writer is earning her or his pay this week by getting me to read something I ordinarily wouldn't. Take today's headline: The Bullock Trade, BUY PROVERA NO PRESCRIPTION. PROVERA no rx, (It actually is "The Sandra Bullock Trade," but it was truncated in the little upper-righthand corner area the Times puts it's op-ed links.) Now, I was intrigued, PROVERA class, both by the possibility that Brooks was branching out--bullocks could mean anything from modern Hindu religion to the sacrifices of the ancient Minoans--or by seeing what behavior by Ms. PROVERA steet value, Bullock Brooks was disapproving of.

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Nonetheless, PROVERA mg, if you had to take more than three seconds to think about this question, Buy PROVERA online cod, you are absolutely crazy. Marital happiness is far more important than anything else in determining personal well-being. If you have a successful marriage, buy no prescription PROVERA online, it doesn’t matter how many professional setbacks you endure, Purchase PROVERA, you will be reasonably happy. If you have an unsuccessful marriage, it doesn’t matter how many career triumphs you record, fast shipping PROVERA, you will remain significantly unfulfilled.

There's more, Buying PROVERA online over the counter, lots more, about money not buying happiness and his normal brand of clueless white-privilege classism that Liss at Shakesville does a good job of covering. So I'm going to stick to the purely feminist angles on this remarkable piece of pundicrappiness, BUY PROVERA NO PRESCRIPTION. (Feminism, low dose PROVERA. Yeah, Online buy PROVERA without a prescription, I still do that here.)

Let's start with the most glaringly obvious part of this column: it's about a woman. The only example that Brooks could come up with for his thesis--professional accomplishment does not mean as much for your happiness as wedded bliss--was a woman. In fact, buy PROVERA online no prescription, there are no other human examples in the article, PROVERA dangers, just vague assertions that there is "data" about "happiness" and some stuff about how poor countries become rapidly happier when they get un-poor but not much happier when they get rich. BUY PROVERA NO PRESCRIPTION, Now, maybe there wasn't any "data" before. Maybe it's Brooks trying to be "hip" by making references to pop stars that the kids might know. But it's rather stunning that the only example he could find was a woman with a relatively short marriage that isn't even over yet, online buying PROVERA. Not any of the several politicians--Sanford, PROVERA recreational, Ensign, and let's be bipartisan and bring in Edwards--for whom his thesis might be even better made since these politicians had actual power. But no, no prescription PROVERA online. Because messing around in a marriage is traditionally how guys keep happy, amiritedooods, BUY PROVERA NO PRESCRIPTION. Having a faithful marriage is something only the womenfolk need to worry about. PROVERA brand name, Of course, left unaddressed in this fun piece of Freakonomics-style pseudoscience is the very real possibility that some people are happier either by staying single or getting out of a marriage. Like, PROVERA from mexico, say, Jenny Sanford My marriage had its moments, but ultimately it made me miserable and I am much, much happier out of it. BUY PROVERA NO PRESCRIPTION, And it would take a heck of a relationship to tempt me back into marriage at this point.

And let's not forget something: this "choice" or "trade" Brooks is proposing. It's not one Sandra Bullock made. He's presenting it as if she made a swap: win the Oscar but lose her marriage. Now, I found her Oscar win to be predictable but undeserved, so maybe she made a bargain with somebody. But it wasn't with Jesse James, BUY PROVERA NO PRESCRIPTION. In fact, of course, neither of the things in the "trade" were under her control: Sandra Bullock didn't vote herself in as Oscar winner, and Jesse James made the decision to cheat on her.

And that is the dark heart of Brooks little exercise in Concern Trolling, misogynistic chewy center that he probably couldn't see if you gave him a flashlight and a magnifying glass. His column only makes sense if you frame it within the bounds of traditional sexism: that a happy marriage is what every woman wants, that an unhappy marriage is her fault, that a woman cannot have both professional and domestic success. Take those away, and he has no lede: just a collection of platitudes backed by some "statistics" that neither he nor his editor thought enough of to actually link to.

Because come on. I don't remember similar columns about Ryan O'Neal or Jack Nicholson, or the implication that their contentious and unhappy marriages were the price of their success.

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  1. Christianne Benedict

    Oh, you almost got me. The link to the column is right next to the “more” link and I DID press it before realizing it. I know better to click on anything written by David Brooks, so I hit the back button immediately.

    And, anyway, yeah. What you said.

  2. CL Minou Post author

    Ooof! I thought that might happen, and I’m sorry it did to you!

    I’ve moved down the jump so that no one need go through that again 🙂

  3. DaisyDeadhead

    Very weird David Brooks column that I hadn’t seen, so thanks…

    I attributed the hoopla over Bullock/Jesse James to the fact that Bullock has been very starry-eyed and silly over him (all over the media, Barbara Walters, etc) for the past year… and apparently, he is a well-known biker-asshole. And people are like, what? But she seems so nice! It probably took a public scandal of this magnitude to wake her up. Too bad.

    But as one who was once married to a biker-asshole, let me say, I do sympathize.

    And its too bad parasites like Brooks have to pile on in the process. Yech.