Last night I went to listen to Professor Germaine Greer speak.
“Wife,” she began, “is a reviled 4 letter word. Whoever wants to be one?”
She then presented us with a conundrum.
“But why is it that every little girl wants to be a bride and thinks herself a failure if she hasn’t married by her mid-twenties? Wherever do girls get that idea of failure from? It certainly isn’t from their mothers!”