Confessions of a gold-digger

At least she’s honest:

“I’m not ashamed to admit that getting married to a wealthy man is my top priority,” says Joanna Marie-Clayton, a 27-year old actress and singer from Surrey who is currently working in a care home. “I want to be financially stable and to be able to afford the nice things in life. Frankly, I’m unlikely to achieve that through my own work.”

Clayton points out that these days, with the divorce rate so high, considerations such as security are more important than just love. Her dream, she says, is to have a 10-bedroomed house in the country with acres of land and staff to maintain it. “We’d have two or three classic cars – I’d like a Mercedes Kompressor convertible. His and hers would be nice. I’d like lots of dogs, some stables and probably another property in London. I’m not really into designer labels, but it would be nice to be able to buy what I wanted when I wanted. I don’t see what’s wrong with wanting to meet a man who can provide me with these things – in the past, it was accepted as a woman’s duty to make a good marriage and what’s so wrong with that?”

There’s nothing wrong with a good marriage, what’s wrong with marital goals is two-fold. First, many women who want those things are manifestly unwilling to provide the wifely value that would justify a man providing them for her. Second, the current government marriage system is biased towards allowing a woman to fraudulently obtain those things by inducing a man to enter into a voluntary non-contract under false pretenses.