Ugh. There were plenty of women who used undergrad to get their Mrs. degree, and I suppose that is their own choice to make, but it always rubbed me the wrong way. Seriously, put yourself (or likely your parents) into thousands of dollars of debt so you can marry-off? But I guess my priorities in life have always been different. The fact that such a highly esteemed university would publish that as “advice” is baffling - unless of course they were just doing it to get higher web traffic. And the way that woman responded to the backlash - that Princeton (or supposedly any highly educated women) were “pricing themselves out of the market” - seriously, are we freakin’ cattle up for auction or something?
As a woman in science - molecular biology/microbiology, no less - some people have insinuated that I might make myself “too smart” or whatever to marry off and breed. Newsflash: not all women (or men) have the desire to marry off or have children. Also, any potential sexual/life partner who can’t deal with the fact that I am probably smarter than him simply because my reproductive organs are internal, well, he just isn’t a potential partner. Period. Spell-checked. Sent to the editor for review.