Strong, Independent, Educated, and Misguided
Navigating college education for modern daughters.
Many parents hold misconceptions about the nature of secondary education in contemporary America. College campuses today differ significantly from what they were in the 1980s, 1990s, or even the early 2000s. As a recent graduate who pursued higher education later in life1, I had a unique perspective. I attended an American university in the Midwest after completing military service, and this experience provided invaluable insights.
The Post pictured above from X is not untrue, albeit unsettling to read. Some may even consider it inflammatory or provocative. Attending college in the Midwest, specifically in the Bible Belt, exposed me to a diverse spectrum of attitudes towards purity culture among women. I saw women who rebelled against purity culture, were shackled in it, or women in the middle, insulated from sexual extremism
Living near a university allows me to interact regularly with college-age women, giving me ample opportunities to observe and stay updated on their experiences. Whenever I need childcare there is a plethora of young, sweet college women looking for a side gig. I have the privilege of chatting with these women to remain current and better guide my daughter.
Unfortunately, Gen Xers and Boomers still cling to the belief that a traditional college education is essential for their children. Many remain oblivious to the profound changes in campus culture, including the rise of social justice movements and their associated terminology, such as Black Lives Matter, Marxism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Anti-whitism, Anti-racism, Microaggressions, and Cultural Appropriation. They are woefully ignorant of the futility of a young adult signing away their middle-aged earnings for a useless liberal arts degree that is defunct.
To clarify, I do not oppose women receiving an education; instead, I am critical of parents sending their daughters to institutions that may promote ideologies undermining their desired life paths. Suggesting that fulfillment is solely determined by capitalistic value over marriage and motherhood. I also discourage young adults from pursuing liberal arts degrees without genuine intent. Personally, I hold a Social Sciences degree in Science of Anthropology and am grateful for the experience, cost, and education. My education later resulted in my ability to be a cultural commentator, and it was one of the better decisions I made in my life. I love learning and would go to graduate school were it not for the Far-Left leaning faculty and insidiousness of cancel culture.
It is my assessment that parents are better off homeschooling for primary education. The public school system is collapsing by the day because social justice causes are overshadowing much needed curriculum. If your child can name “oppressed” demographics within the United States, but cannot read on grade level, we have some serious issues here. (See video below)
Aside from homeschooling, parents need to educate their children on entrepreneurship, automation, and specialized work. In a Post-Industrial society, a degree is no longer the “standard” although many parents still believe so because that is what they were taught. Parents may not realize that some employers are increasingly hesitant to hire Social Science graduates, viewing them as potential activists before employees, which can pose challenges and liability for businesses.
I raise these points to echo Eric Conn's sentiments from the abrasive post at the beginning of this article. Women go to college aimlessly and often have their hearts broken by leaning into their natural attractions to virile young men amid a challenging environment. Today, young women pursuing a college education often find limited economic return on investment. The only purpose to send a young woman to get an education, away from home, is that the end result is for her objective benefit. College serves two purposes for the young hormonal woman: 1) possible economic growth 2) mating ground with access to better male suitors for marriage.
The idealized fantasy of right-wing online male communities often revolves around dating and marrying young women who have chosen not to pursue higher education. However, this notion is significantly detached from the contemporary reality in which women are encouraged to prioritize their education and delay marriage until 30. Single men should be cognizant of this shift in societal expectations and consider where they can find potential wives most aligned with their values and aspirations.
If a daughter opts for a Social Science degree, parents should help her develop a five-year plan for leveraging that skill set, if possible. If not, a young woman could major in something conducive to wifeliness and motherhood. For example:
A degree in nutrition would serve well for feeding a family.
A degree in early childhood education would serve well for raising small children.
A degree in kinesiology would serve well to maintain fitness as a wife becomes a mother and she can pass fitness down to the children.
If a woman is looking for true financial independence, it could make sense to pursue a STEM degree because of the access to bright young men as potential suitors as well as a fall back of economic stability. A necessary field of work for society can ensure her employability, while a marriage can give her the time off to child-rear. As much as Conservatives rail against women in the workplace, it is worth noting that the increase in SES (socioeconomic status) of having a mother with a high-paying essential profession is worthwhile for the health of the family. Having the ability to be employed in a well-paying profession is not the same thing as putting a profession ahead of wifeliness and motherhood. I know a handful of professionally minded wives and mothers who work at their own pace and prioritize their feminine role.
Alternatively, as a mating ground, universities present a wonderful field for a woman to select a brilliant mate from. Men who are athletic and STEM majors could be the industrious men an intelligent young woman would look to marry.
Ultimately, if a woman isn’t going to college to meet a good husband or set herself up for reasonable employability at the advantage of her family, there is no point of her attending. The sooner parents realize this, the sooner they can work to ensure they become grandparents because they did well to protect their daughters from indoctrination, feminism, and hookup culture.
Enjoy this video I made a year ago while I was in college. It’s a bit low quality, but it’s one of my earlier videos! The information is still good! Thanks so much. ❤️
When I mention "later in life," I refer to being a college Junior at the age of 24 as a Veteran.