Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Misogyny; gender essentialism; heterocentrism.]

"While women prefer to HAVE a higher-earning partner, men generally prefer to BE the higher-earning partner in a relationship. This simple but profound difference between the sexes has powerful consequences for the so-called pay gap. Suppose the pay gap between men and women were magically eliminated. If that happened, simple arithmetic suggests that half of women would be unable to find what they regard as a suitable mate. ...The best way to improve economic prospects for women is to improve job prospects for the men in their lives, even if that means increasing the so-called pay gap."—Professional antifeminist dipshit Phyllis Schlafly, in an op-ed published by the Christian Post.

I've said this many times before, but I know very few couples—whether different-sex or same-sex couples—especially of my cohort or younger, for whom the "primary breadwinner" role has remained static over the course of their relationships.

There have been times in our relationship when I've been the sole or primary earner; there have been times in our relationship when Iain has been the sole or primary earner. In my experience, we're not remotely unique in that way.

And, despite being a different-sex couple, it's never been an issue between us, because neither of us has antiquated notions about gender and earning.

Schlafly has always been wrong about sex, sexuality, and gender. And she is wrong in a way that actively undermines the health of relationships in a modern culture.

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