UPDATE: And now Fashionista reports that the DABA Girls Dawn Spinner, Laney Crowell, and Megan Petrus are getting a book deal.*** The New York Times reports on women who have been hit hard by the economic crisis: the wives and girlfriends of bankers.But don't claim it's the "feminists" who are bringing you down, girlfriend.
“One of his best friends told me that my job is now to keep him calm and keep him from dying at the age of 35,” Ms. “It’s not what I signed up for.” They shared their sad stories the other night at an informal gathering of Dating a Banker Anonymous, a support group founded in November to help women cope with the inevitable relationship fallout from, say, the collapse of Lehman Brothers or the Dow’s shedding 777 points in a single day, as it did on Sept. In addition to meeting once or twice weekly for brunch or drinks at a bar or restaurant, the group has a blog, billed as “free from the scrutiny of feminists,” that invites women to join “if your monthly Bergdorf’s allowance has been halved and bottle service has all but disappeared from your life.” harshly, even if they are pretty easy targets.
Of course they’re still likely to be rather better off than many other folk affected by the current economic winter and it would be sensible if they remembered this.
The second, while annoying, is less a gender equity issue than a class one.
Sure, a spoiled girlfriend who whines that she can no longer dine nightly at Manhattan's finest restauraunts is an obnoxious narrator to guide us through this recession.
One writes: "I'm in my 40's, so me and my banker have a lot to lose--the apartment with private roof deck, 2 kids, opera tickets, the wine club..." Another woman talks about her husband, who seems to be freaking out about the new pressures in his career.
"One of his best friends told me that my job is now to keep him calm and keep him from dying at the age of 35...var PLVIP = ; PLVIP.trigger = Element By Id('tpm-trigger'); PLVIP."Dating a Banker Anonymous," a self-help blog for women whose relationships have gone sour with the economic downturn, states in its introduction that it is a "safe place" that is "free from the scrutiny of feminists." Of course, once you've been featured in the —-sad, beautiful group photo and all—-you're no longer free from scrutiny from anybody."Wow," I say feeling very stupid, "I've never seen that before in a hotel, a policy about bringing someone back for the night!" And when we get to our room, there's something else that I've never seen before in a hotel.So, I'm curious: Is your man stressed out because of the economy?