Over the past few months, women’s issues have taken center stage in political debates on state house floors and in the media. What hasn’t really been addressed by politicians and pundits is the changing role of women in the family (although these changes may underlie some of the debates). Women are playing a larger role in business, education, and household incomes. So, how did this “seismic economic, social and emotional change” occur? Here are a few articles straight from our stacks for some perspective:
Liza Mundy explores how the increasing financial contributions of women have changed domestic roles, marriage rates, and relationships. Food for thought: “Assuming present trends continue, by the next generation, more families will be supported by women than by men (30)”.
The changing role of women isn’t isolated to the US. In this Maclean’s article, Cathy Gulli focuses on how women’s earning power has changed their relationships with their partners.
If women are becoming more successful than men, Kate Bolick asks, “Why should women marry at all?”
4. Roiphe, Katie. “She works crazy hours. She takes care of the kids. She earns more money. She manages her team. At the end of the day, she wants to be… spanked ?.” Newsweek159, no. 17/18 (April 23, 2012): 24. MasterFILE Premier, EBSCOhost (accessed May 1, 2012).
Katie Roiphe explores why Fifty Shades of Grey provides the ultimate escapist read for working women. But should it?
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