Posted By Jennie Chancey on April 9, 2012
From Suzanne Venker:
There it was in the grocery store checkout line, in all its glory — a Time magazine headline: “The Richer Sex.” The article is a reprint from Liza Mundy’s new book of the same name. What does it mean? That women “are overtaking men as America’s breadwinners.” Ms. Mundy wants you to know why that’s a great thing.
As women have gained more economic clout, she writes, the ways in which women and men “work, play, shop, share, court and even love each other” have dramatically changed. True enough, and the last two on this list should be of particular concern. The so-called rise of women didn’t just change courtship and love. It upended them. Today, a mere 51 percent of U.S adults are married, compared with 72 percent in 1960 — before the feminist movement took off….
Mundy says breadwinning wives go to “great lengths” to avoid emasculating their husbands — particularly if they stay home with the kids. These wives assure their husbands that taking care of the house and children, including planning, shopping, and cooking for the family, is a task equally worthy to theirs. Then Mundy adds this: “The ability to generate income is not the only measure of value.”
Really? You don’t say? That’s an excellent observation, Ms. Mundy — but also an ironic one considering feminists have been chomping at the bit to get out of performing such equally worthy tasks for decades. As a matter of fact, Betty Friedan began this whole mess by stating outright that housewives live in “comfortable concentration camps.” Yet when men do it, childrearing and homemaking become indispensable.
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