Sometimes known as CaitieLou
- May 27, 2009
There are many things that can contribute to a woman being the primary breadwinner. The woman may simply have a higher-paying job. These days, most colleges are graduating many more women than men. Or, and I don't know the exact parameters of the poll so I can't be sure about this, but perhaps this also includes single-parent homes in which the mother is the only parent. This would naturally make the woman the breadwinner by default, and if that is included in the statistic then I think that makes the most alarming thing about this the fact that so many men are ducking out of parental duties that it's skewing income statistics.Nantucket said:I am going to be controversial now and say... why is it that women are now making more money than men? Don't get me wrong -- it's marvellous and as a woman I hope to do the same.
That is... until I get married.
Perhaps it's because of the strict conservatism I was raised in but I do believe that a woman's role is to look after the children. If the mother wants to work then she gets a part-time job because that way she can still be there for the children. It's the man who is out 40 hours a week putting food on the table and supporting the family.
I know everybody will disagree with me but that's my opinion.
None of this is about women fulfilling any preset "roles." Women are finally being allowed to pursue whatever "roles" they see fit for themselves, and these are the results. I don't want to raise kids right now, hell I don't even know if I ever want kids at all. I want to do motion graphics and graphic design. Quite frankly, if you can't accept that women should be able to pursue their own desires, then that shows a deep disrespect toward the autonomy of women. You don't think women deserve the right to choose where they go in life, you think you know exactly where they belong. As much as men deserve to stay at home with the kids if they feel, a woman should be able to hold down a job. This isn't up for debate, it's a simple fact of human rights.