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Thank God for the ‘Pay Gap’!

Posted on | April 30, 2014 | 9 Comments

Ladies, if you think inequality is bad, guess what happens when women make more than their husbands?

When she makes more, marriage difficulties jump and divorce rates rise by 50%. Economists at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the National University of Singapore found that traditional views of gender identity, particularly the perception that it’s a man’s job to make more money than his wife, affect whether or not women marry, whom they marry, how much they decide to work, and even whether couples choose to stay married.
Cheating, too, becomes a greater problem. A 2010 Cornell University study examined 18- to 28-year-old married couples and couples living together for more than a year. Men who were completely dependent on their female partner’s salary were five times more likely to cheat than men who made an equal amount of money. . . .
A study from the University of Florida and the University of Virginia discovered that a man’s self-esteem and ego take a hit when his female partner prospers, and it can negatively impact his outlook on their relationship. . . .
The study suggests that “having a partner who experiences a success might hurt men’s implicit self-esteem because ambition and success are qualities that are generally important to women when selecting a mate.”
A separate body of research by Lamar Pierce, professor of strategy at Washington University’s Olin Business School in St. Louis, found that many men still believe it’s important for them to earn more than their wives.
In his study, published in early 2013, Pierce found that in relationships where women make a little bit more than their partners, men are about 10% more likely to require prescription pills to combat erectile dysfunction (ED), insomnia, and anxiety.

Read the whole thing. Congratulations on your success, ladies. Enjoy life after you divorce your cheating, demoralized, impotent husband.

 

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  • Escher’s House

    How about, for once, not driving every decent blue collar job to extinction through regulation? Keystone pipeline, anyone? Oil and gas exploration and production on federal lands? Offshore drilling perhaps? Other extraction industries, like coal mining and rare earth minerals? Supplying appropriate irrigation to the Central Valley? Allowing grazing on federal lands?

    There are men in our country who need to make their livings by using a strong back, skilled hands and the sweat of their brow. Let’s honor them by providing them opportunities.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Just wait till the robots take all the remaining jobs.

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  • Bradoplata

    I’m a locomotive engineer, and they could already run trains via gps and computers if they wanted to spend the money.

  • Kirby McCain

    Hell, the women will be doing the robots!

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  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    Stacy wrote: …Congratulations on your success, ladies. Enjoy life after you divorce your cheating, demoralized, impotent husband.

    Hell, Stacy, all these women have to do is take that course, ‘How To Become A Lesbian In One Week’ [or whatever it’s called] and they’ll be just fine.

  • Escher’s House

    I, for one, welcome our Robot Overlords.

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