In the spirit of a recent post discussing how OP hadn’t met a married woman whose life they’d want, I had a bit of an existential crisis. I grew up emulating and envying smart, beautiful put-together women. Now, when I look around, I don’t seem to see as many of those.
Many of the smart women I meet at work (I’m doing a postgrad) are brilliant but not very traditionally attractive so I look up to them in some ways but not fully.
And then the beautiful women I thought were smart years ago have now mostly given up careers to begin having families with guys who aren’t very attractive or interesting. So even though I’d like to be that beautiful (for my own vanity), their lives similarly look unappetizing to me.
I am left feeling lost without a compass and wondering maybe I’ll just have to look up to myself. I hope that doesn’t sound arrogant.. any glamorous educated radfems out there who aren’t pickmes that I can look up to?