Forbes Pulls Article on Working Women Not Being the Marrying Kind


Sometime this afternoon Forbes pulled Michael Noer’s article on how career women make lousy wives. Here’s the cached version if you have yet to see it.

Now there’s a link on Forbes.com to the stripped down text of the piece paired with a rebuttal from Forbes reporter Elizabeth Corcoran entitled, “Don’t Marry a Lazy Man.” The website is also offering a discussion forum, which had more than 180 comments as of this evening.

All this strikes a different tone than the one surrounding the original article, which featured a slideshow called “Nine Reasons to Steer Clear of Married Women,” complete with campy photos of women with tear-streaked faces. Maybe the folks at the magazine realized that with half of all U.S. business owned by women, quite a few actually read Forbes, and they may not like what they see. Curiously the page that hosted the original article now reads: Something’s gone awry!

Maybe that’s Steve Forbes talking?

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