Oh, the NY Times tells us, Equality in Marriages Grows, and So Does Class Divide. (One recalls here the old joke about the NY Times story about an asteroid threatening to wipe out planet earth: “Asteroid to destroy earth tomorrow. Women and minorities worst affected.”) Still, they are useful as a triangulation point as to what the “protected class” (really: read that link. Alt-right has won.) is thinking.
From the story itself:
Despite being more common, these marriages are a break from tradition, and that can present problems.
Marriages in which the woman earns more are less likely to form in the first place, which accounts for 23 percent of the overall decline in marriage rates since 1970, according to a large study by the economists Marianne Bertrand and Emir Kamenica of the University of Chicago and Jessica Pan of the National University of Singapore.
Hmmm. I guess what Roissy writes about men not being attracted to female accomplishment is correct?
When these couples struggle, it is often over issues like sexual desire or the division of housework and child care, Dr. Doherty said, particularly if the woman loses respect for the man and the man feels insecure about his role in the family.
Hmmm. If you want to still be having sex at 55, ladies, it might be better to invest your young, attractive, fertile years in a man you can literally look up to.
That this message is true, and is penetrating the fog of equalist lies can be demonstrated by a comment from Sharon:
One day when I was in graduate school (around 2001) we were hanging around and chatting during a break and the subject of dating came up. All of the guys said they would not date / marry women from our MBA class; that they would prefer a woman with only a high school diploma or an AA at most. Why? Because after a long, hard day at work, they wanted to come home to a clean and stress-free environment with a meal cooked and a relaxed wife, not one that had her own career stresses, worries and distractions.
15 years later, most of the women from the class are still single. I know of only two women who married; one woman quit working as her husband works internationally and she does not have authorization to work as an expat. The other woman married “down” to someone who works free-lance on movie sets and is able to be the primary caregiver to their kids.
I don’t know any men who are remotely interested in their spouse’s intellect or ability to earn money. In fact, I have found my brain and my bank account to be the biggest impediment to my romantic life.
Sharon has been lied to by society (not, however, by her MBA classmates; I bet most men in grad school wouldn’t even tell her that directly now); I no longer gloat or laugh at these unfortunate women, despite their having made the choices they made. Neither should you. Still, Sharon might learn that her inability to see and accept reality, and adjust, is the biggest impediment to her “romantic” life.
Sharon has an icon that goes with her name. I paste it in here, without comment.