Sex, drink, drugs and the wrong knickers – why Bryony is right to want love and babies
Published 16/06/2014 | 02:30
Bryony Gordon has been getting some stick from feminists because she's claimed that what most young women really, really want is a nice boyfriend, and, if lucky, a baby.
"It's amazing," she has written. "In 21st Century Britain you can write about taking cocaine and having an affair with a married man, but what really gets people going is the fact that you want to settle down and have a family."
But then, isn't that just what feminists struggled to get away from? All that stuffy conventional wisdom about the purpose of a woman's life being to find a good man and "settle down"? Today, women have choices. And to choose to be autonomous, independent and lead your own life as you please is just as valid – and more admirable – than the dreary traditional search for Mr Right.