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S: So now she needs a big papaís shoulder to cry on, right?
G: Not at all. What she needs is independence. And that means first of all economic independence. If you want to look at it politically, itís really feminist agenda brought down into practical world. Without economic independence a woman will always be dependent.
S: So even committed as she might be to such an a goal, why canít she get that herself?
G: In unusual cases she might, but I think in typical case sheís going to need help.
S: Why do you believe that?
G: Think of kind of economic situation sheís likely to be in. A low-level job to match her low-level education, with children to take care of too. Then if sheís intelligent, her lack of education must be especially depressing. She knows that key to economic upgrading and independence is education. But she hasnít time to go to night school with her other responsibilities and she probably couldnít afford all expenses even with student loans. Thereís another kind of problem of equal importance too. She probably has lost her study and learning habits by this time.
S: So some altruistic over-the-hill knight in shining armor is going to take her under his wing at this point?
G: I would put it in a much less cynical way. An older man will take her under his wing, but heís not so altruistic. Remember, best contracts are those in which both sides benefit equally. Heís going to let her quit her job and study full-time for a specified period, during which he will cover all expenses and help take care of her children. Almost certainly she will move in with him.
He will mentor her in her studies on a daily basis and at end of specified period will not release her into marketplace until she has a new job that does offer her independence.
This will require a very intense and intimate connection for both of them, tantamount to a marriage, but only for that period. Thereís no reason why it shouldnít have a sexual aspect as well. So here we have it. The agenda on both sides is now all up front. They will live together just for a specified time period in order to provide educational upgrading for her; and during that time he will benefit from sexual stimulation provided by a younger woman.
S: Hmmm Ö Have you tried this yourself?
G: This isnít a personal discussion. But my hero, Wilson, has indeed tried it, with surprising consequences that keep expanding and ramifying in novel.
S: Whatís it called? A Temporary New Wife? Where can I read more about it?
G: Thatís what itís called, and more information can be found at our web site, http://www.authors-sell-book.com/a-temporary-new-wife.html
S: I think this might just be some new and insidious form of prostitution. Do you think that might be case?
G: I donít think it is, because itís fundamentally non-exploitative on either side. But that that issue is dealt with extensively in book.
S: Well Ö Iím not so sure. But as an older woman, why canít I try same thing with a young man?
G: You can, and I encourage you to try it. Itís just that there are so few young men in this situation compared to young women. But just fact that youíre asking that question suggests that we may be coming at last to limits of your cynicism, which is an achievement in itself. But please do find a young man in need of educational upgrading if you can.
S: Well, Iíll consider it Ö but come to think of it, my husband might object somewhatÖ
---Malcolm Goodway is the author of A Temporary New Wife, a provocative new novel on senior sexuality, written by an active senior for active seniors.
The book is available at Amazon.com: ISBN 0975311255, or at http://www.authors-sell-book.com/a-temporary-new-wife.html
Malcolm can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org