And while they paint the picture ‘pretty,’ the result is ‘ugly.’
“I can say from experience that when a woman starts earning more than her husband, something shifts in the balance at home….
Dads then have no choice … This can be a source of great relief as financial pressures ease, but it can also be a source of tension as traditional roles are shaken up.
We are less than 75 years past the single biggest change in women entering the workforce – the emergence of Rosie the Riveter and the war that drew women in the millions into the workplace for the first time. [Misleading, women were already in the workforce.]
Working mothers aren’t going back to their traditional roles, the vast majority simply can’t afford to …. [True.]
The sheer numbers dictate that these attitudes … will have no choice but to catch up with the times.”
“And although men say they support equality, they are struggling with this new reality.”
“… evidence shows that men whose wives earn more may actually be suffering on a number of levels.”
“A recent study of more than 200,000 men conducted by Washington University’s Olin Business School … found that men whose wives are the primary earner are about 10% more likely to require medication to combat such issues as insomnia, anxiety and erectile dysfunction.
Research conducted at Cornell and presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, meanwhile, found that men who earn significantly less than their female partners are five times more likely to cheat than those in relationships where incomes are more comparable.”
The numbers do not lie.
Social change always has costs.
Higher drug use rates, break down of families, messed up kids, increased violence – more kids becoming criminals.
I am not saying women cannot work outside the home.
I am only asking, “What do we do about the costs associated with the changes to our society forced upon us by the social engineers?”
What should we do?