Our thanks to Nigel for this. He writes:
This story, a modern morality tale, really does highlight the truth of our society. Two daughters in early middle age try to overturn their fathers will to provide them “maintenance” in a similar fashion to the generous financial gifts he made in his life. In this we find he divorced his first wife, their mother, who as usual got the “house” £1.6 million and a settlement.
Now let’s just imagine that rather than Juliet (age 40) and Lauretta (38) this was a tale of Julian and Lawrence of the same age. Firstly a dollop of toxic masculine pride would probably induce just a bit of shame in suggesting they still relied on daddy and somehow couldn’t make their own way in life. And then just think of the unlikelihood of the conversation that would result in anyone taking seriously the idea of two men of that age claiming “maintenance”. Perhaps an unscrupulous lawyer might feed “Julian” and “Lawrence” the idea that somehow there is a case. Does anyone think the judicial system would entertain for a moment a case pursuing a widow enacting the written and witnessed will of her husband, in order to pay two very comfortably off men “maintenance”? It would be laughed at.
The case is a microcosm of where we are, men are “the chequebook” (as his daughters referred to their father) without even some respect accorded for the generosity shown. No respect is given to the sacrifices made to gain the wealth, no pride in taking the privileges given in their upbringing to emulate the effort or generosity, just ‘imbued with and influenced by a sense of entitlement’ demands for more.
This shamelessness in entitlement, shown in all sorts of “maintenance” regularly given to perfectly capable women by men, even via government, could be seen as one of the “toxic” aspects of femininity. For to be honest these daughters live in a society where women’s entitlement to be looked after is pretty much the norm, it’s just that this time they overplayed their hand .
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