Until this last line, this essay was yet another feminist celebration of selfishness. When men do something, it’s because they’re all about themselves, they lack empathy, they lack commitment. When woman do these same things, it’s a liberating break with oppression.

At least in this last paragraph, the author introduces the notion that people are accountable for pledges and vows they’ve taken to those they loved.

Retired software developer, husband, father. Student of history. Met Fan

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