Now that she’s made all the money she needs, selling “women’s liberation,” Fay Weldon admits the truth:
“It’s such a waste of time trying to tell your husband to pick up the socks or clean the loo. It’s much easier just to do it yourself.” (…)
‘They just don’t want to commit to you, and why would they when you are a busy working woman who can look after yourself and probably goes to bed easily with them?’
Weldon, a mother of four boys who has been married three times, also said women should not expect men to be their best friend — and should appreciate their need for sex.
‘The thing is, you need to find a man who is cleverer than you, or at least not let him know that you are cleverer than him,’ she said.
‘Women want their boyfriends to be like their girlfriends, fun to go to the pictures with, but men are not like that. They want sex and they grunt.
‘If you really want a man to be nice to you, never give him a hard time, never talk about emotions and never ask him how he is feeling.’
The outspoken author added that women should have children before they embark on a career and not be so picky about finding the perfect man.