‘Sad, unfulfilled, broken woman’: Woke writer rants about horrors of marriage for straight women

We don’t know what prompted writer Joanna Schroeder to pen a 14-part, 21-point rant about marriage between a man and a woman on Twitter or why she wants “people not to assume monogamy is the only way to do marriage,” given that she’s been married to “an amazing husband” for 18 years, but write it, she did.

And you can trust and believe, Twitter had some thoughts about it.

“Women married to men LOVE to complain about husbands, but few admit that being married doesn’t live up to the hype that our society places upon it,” Schroeder began. “We are drowned [in] wedding culture & expectations for women to be married all while utterly unprepared for what marriage actually is.”

She then launches into 21 reasons that marriage for straight women is a bad thing.

We won’t print all her points (you can read the full thread on Twitter), but here are some of the highlights, starting with her assertion that “You will not be in love with your husband for your entire life.”

“You will desire other people at some point in your marriage,” she states.

And even if you have a job, you’ll actually be asked to take care of your family.

The inhumanity of it all.

By her ninth point, one gets the feeling she’s trying to tell her hubby something… and by Number 10, you start to feel sorry for her kids.

“You will be seen (by society, your partner or both) as betraying your spouse for admitting that marriage & family don’t fully fulfill you,” she writes. “Society will shame you for needing space and a separate identity from your family (or shame/blame you for not wanting kids at all).”

For Schroeder, marriage means getting drunk with a bunch of “miserable wives” and being forced to have sex with a man she clearly wants nothing to do with.

Here’s more, suggesting that you may be happy “sometimes.” Or not.

By her final point, it’s pretty clear to many that she’s banged someone other than her husband and is trying desperately to assuage her guilt and justify her choices in life. While there’s no way for readers to know this for certain, it’s a challenge to read her thread (confession?) any other way.

“It’d be so much better if we could simply start saying that not all marriages are forever, and not all marriages need to look the same. If we encouraged people not to assume monogamy is the only way to do marriage & to have the option of keeping finances separate,” she argues.

“I have an amazing husband and incredible kids and have been pretty happy for these 18 years – but I’m ready to call utter & complete bulls**t on toxic marriage culture and the way we expect wives to disappear into their families without any sort of psychological toll,” she writes. “People are pretty smart and resilient – if we were just honest about all of these potential long-term relationship issues, we’d probably still get married and have kids. But we wouldn’t expect women to trudge through our roles as wives/moms without support.”

What Schroeder was expecting in response to her utterly depressing view of marriage is anyone’s guess, but what she got was sympathy… for her husband.

Others saw her disillusionment as a symptom of her own self-absorption.

“We’re raising a bunch of malcontents—man-hating shrews, really,” remarked one Twitter user. “Enjoy your ‘careers’ & your cats.”

And according to another user, the thread should serve as a red flag for every reader.

“This is [a] sad, unfulfilled, broken woman,” the user wrote. “This is the type of woman that always wants more, is never content, and will never experience a fulfilled, happy life.”

“Steer clear of women like this,” he cautions. “They’re self-righteous, and offer nothing of value.”


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