Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Marriage and Identity

Here we go again: yet another system of supremacy snatches victory from the jaws of the defeat. This time, the system is patriarchy. And this time, the victory is in the “New Economics” of Marriage as reported recently by the Pew Research Center.

According to the researchers at Pew, “the economic gains associated with marriage have been greater for men than for women” during the past 30 of 40 years. Why, you might ask? Well, perversely, perhaps the answer is: Women’s Lib!

Here’s the way it works: because women are now more liberated to go out, get educated, and earn big bucks, when they marry, their husbands are the big winners. It seems that previously, when women were kept barefoot and pregnant most of the time, they were the big economic “winners”!? Got that?


Executive Summary: http://pewsocialtrends.org/pubs/750/new-economics-of-marriage

Full Report: http://pewsocialtrends.org/assets/pdf/new-economics-of-marriage.pdf

Posted by Frank Valdes

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