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Apr. 3rd, 2007 @ 12:07 am Rant #10
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From:padawansguide
Date:April 3rd, 2007 05:57 pm (UTC)
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I don't know much about Pattie's career - did she give it up for George?

I think it's a shame to give up a career if the reason is that you're a woman and that's what women do. To give up a career to just be a girlfriend or a wife. I suppose it matters if you enjoy said career or not. If you don't, well, maybe it's not such a sacrifice to give up. Anyway, I didn't see any of the Beatles giving up their career ambitions or aspirations at the time. John certainly didn't let getting his girlfriend pregnant stop him.

Anyway, for me, it's about choice, and if you choose a certain life, that's your business. Pressure to give it up, or giving it up because that's just what's done is something else entirely.
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From:queenpeladon
Date:April 3rd, 2007 06:41 pm (UTC)
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I think this video shows you all you need to know about Pattie & George's marriage. The sheer lack of conviction in her voice when she says that it's her choice to stay out of the limelight makes me want to weep, it really does.
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From:padawansguide
Date:April 9th, 2007 03:03 am (UTC)
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I just watched it.

Gee, why would a wife want to block the spotlight on her husband, right?

Yep.

So, did she quit modeling entirely when she married him?

I guess no 3 kids, either!
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From:queenpeladon
Date:April 9th, 2007 08:43 am (UTC)
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She did bits and pieces, but she just about jacked it in at his request.

And they didn't have the children because Pattie turned out to be unable to bear them, sadly.
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From:padawansguide
Date:April 9th, 2007 02:32 pm (UTC)
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Wow - I can't imagine a guy asking me to give up something like that. But I guess it wasn't uncommon back then.

Poor Pattie! No career, but no kids either!