Millennial women are 'worried,' 'ashamed' of out-earning boyfriends and husbands.
I though women were outraged they didn't earn as much as men. Said in the most sarcastic way. So you'd think they would be over the moon earning even more than men.
When I read stories like this I feel like the world still works the way I think it does. You can social engineer things to death, but it's going to take long time to wipe out that evolutionary pressure. In the end, things basically work the way they always have.
"It's no longer rare for women in relationships to out-earn their husbands or boyfriends — in 2015, for example, 38 percent of American wives made more money than their husbands — but many women remain ambivalent about being breadwinners, reports Ashley C. Ford for Refinery29.
Ford, who is herself unbothered about making 70 percent more than her own male partner, tries to understand why so many of the millennials she speaks to report feeling concerned, or even ashamed, about the repercussions of their success.
The feedback they receive from the culture is clear: Men should be earning more so that they can provide for their families, and if they don't, it's symptomatic of a problem. These messages produce an "almost unavoidable emotional and psychological consequence," Ford writes. Women feel guilty. Men feel emasculated."