You begin by replying that, like a business deal, Ms.Pretty provides beauty and expects a man to pay for it.The fact is, my income might increase from year to year, but you can't be prettier year after year." I ask you to define beauty. Or does beauty come with the confidence built over years of experience, with the strength that surfaces in times of hardship, with the self-awareness found through exploration and life lessons?
Pretty" is trying to exchange beauty for (a wealthy) marriage.
While I agree with your advice that the young woman should spend more time focusing on how to make her own wealth rather than how to marry into it, your argument presents a flaw.
They pay for it with sexism, with stereotyping, with heartache and sometimes even with their lives. All around the world the female body is exploited for men's pleasure.
Even in the developed world, the most beautiful women -- especially the most beautiful -- suffer under the pressure and oppression of beauty.
Unfortunately, society teaches young women a different story, and you must know this.
This letter is written in response to the web phenom "JP Morgan CEO reply to a gold digger." While it is possible that the JP Morgan letter is a hoax, the issues it raises are definitely worthy of discussion.
Dear Sir, This is an open letter in response to your retort to a personal ad from the young lady looking for advice on how to marry a rich man, where "Ms.
You see beauty as a commodity that women can trade for cash at the poker table, except women aren't even players; they are the chips men use to play their own game.
And even when men buy a women's beauty, women still pay for it.
Stunning and articulate model Cameron Russell, for example, admits to having extremely low self-esteem in her TED Talk, "Looks Aren't Everything." Girls and women strive to be seen as beautiful, she says, because society tells us that's what matters. But to take it further, Sir, what you're saying is that beauty isn't truth; beauty is youth.
"Your beauty will fade," you opine, "but my money will not be gone without any good reason.