MRS. Degree

The idea of the “MRS. Degree” comes from the notion that women originally attended higher level education in order to meet a man to marry, as marriage was considered the ultimate fulfilling goal for women. . The problem with this notion is that it dismisses the idea that a woman would be working toward a degree in order to become a professional in her desired field.  To this day, most people are often asked about their partner, or lack thereof rather of their own accomplishments. Today, engagements, marriages, and children are celebrated more for women than their graduations, promotions, and new jobs. Considering in 2012, women earned almost 60% of all bachelor degrees earned and half of all graduate degrees, seeing a woman work toward a higher degree should not automatically be associated with wanting to be in school just to get married.

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Marriage - No longer having to settle because of advanced education.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/12/opinion/sunday/marriage-suits-educated-women.html