Why are so many women unwilling to accept that adverse consequences might result from having a successful career? The adverse consequences that men with successful careers have long faced, in fact. Our thanks to Lisa G for sending us this, along with the comment, ‘I’m sick to death of women who want it all, then bitch like little girls when reality slaps them in the face’:
From the article:
According to a report by the Institute for Public Policy Research, women today are more likely to ‘marry down’. This makes sense – women are highly employable, many of them are immensely successful and the pressure to marry a man for financial or social security becomes less important when you can earn enough money yourself. Instead, women marry for many other reasons – the desire to settle down, procreate and, of course, love. However, the breadwinning wife is taking more risks than she realises when it comes to what happens when this type of marriage breaks down.
She faces the prospect of losing a large chunk of her income, her home and, worst of all, her children. This is precisely what has happened to Anna. She and her now ex-husband decided to split up just over two years ago…
Divorce lawyer Marilyn Stowe says, ‘Women need to realise it is now far more common for them to earn more than their husbands. I see countless women who work hard and earn a lot of money, and they have become contemptuous of their stay-at-home partners. Sex and respect go out of the window and they file for divorce, then they are amazed and stunned when their partner wants 50:50 of pretty much everything. This, in turn, amazes and stuns me. Of course this happens. It’s the law of the land.’
Her point is – working women be warned. This rise in the new politics of divorce is here to stay. ‘Women said they wanted equal rights,’ says Stowe, ‘and now they are complaining about it. Men have experienced this system for years.’
Welcome to gender equality, ladies. It’s a double-edged sword.