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    Re: Mothers now top earners in 4 in 10 US households

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    You learn math, and science. Until men start having babies (and developing nurturing motherly instincts), you're going to have a lot of stay-at-home moms.
    Math and science present a clear trend. Women should be 5/10, as they have gone from 1/10 to 4/10 over the last 50 years. Your personal opinions about women cannot stand in the face of real world statistics and empirical evidence.

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    Re: Mothers now top earners in 4 in 10 US households

    Of course the OP turns this news into a way to **** on black people.

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    Re: Mothers now top earners in 4 in 10 US households

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Shouldn't women be the top earner in 5/10 households?
    It would seem if you did not take into account having children. Women may take time off of work or pass up promotions which could lead to slower income growth because of children. That is not to mention the blatant sexism which has women being paid less than men fopr the same job on average. So it is not surprising they are not equal. Since they are the only ones who can give birth and things like pregnancy do take time away from your job they may never get to being fully equal simply because the genders are not the same.

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    Re: Mothers now top earners in 4 in 10 US households

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    Just because a woman makes more than her husband doesn't mean he is a loser or a Neanderthal. Currently I am the breadwinning mother of my family. My husband works construction and when it slowed down our roles reversed and he stayed home with the baby and I provided. He is now working again though not getting 40 hours and I have moved up so I am making ok money but still more than him. Does not make us sad or needy and I will not be made to feel bad because I make more and I am a woman or that my husband isn't "driven to provide" because he makes less.
    I didn't mean to infer that at all. I'm talking about the "loser" leech, who refuses to work at all or contribute to the family in a productive way. You know the type, and that does not sound like your husband whatsoever. And by neanderthal, I was referring to the boyfriend or one-night mistake who gets you pregnant, then disappears to leave you to deal with the consequences.

    There's absolutely nothing wrong with the wife outearning the husband, so long as both are working equally as hard on the family as a whole.

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    Re: Mothers now top earners in 4 in 10 US households

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    I tell my daughters often that the single most important decision they will make in life is who they decide to marry and have children with. Marry well - meaning someone is who is responsible, committed to the marriage, and driven to provide - and life is relatively straightforward and easy to manage. Latch on to a loser, or get knocked up by a neanderthal, and life will be a difficult struggle to the end of their days.
    You do realize we live in the 21st century and not the 1800s right?
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    Re: Mothers now top earners in 4 in 10 US households

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    I tell my daughters often that the single most important decision they will make in life is who they decide to marry and have children with. Marry well - meaning someone is who is responsible, committed to the marriage, and driven to provide - and life is relatively straightforward and easy to manage. Latch on to a loser, or get knocked up by a neanderthal, and life will be a difficult struggle to the end of their days.

    Whether or not they work is irrelevant (my wife and I do, and my daughters are go-getters and probably will, too), and not the real point of this story, imo. It's about having two parents to tackle the daily needs and challenges of finances and raising children PROPERLY, not to mention the invaluable example of 'family' that is set for their kids.

    This is exactly what is crippling America's black community and keeping it from participating in the American dream. And it is exactly what Democrats prey on for their voting base. Minorities, struggling single mothers, and the possible influx of suddenly legalized illegals, and the socialized state of America will be set in concrete. The numbers will be too great for the bootstrappers and real 'pillar' Americans to ever lead again.

    What a sad, needy, dependent country this has become.
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    Re: Mothers now top earners in 4 in 10 US households

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    It would seem if you did not take into account having children. Women may take time off of work or pass up promotions which could lead to slower income growth because of children. That is not to mention the blatant sexism which has women being paid less than men fopr the same job on average. So it is not surprising they are not equal. Since they are the only ones who can give birth and things like pregnancy do take time away from your job they may never get to being fully equal simply because the genders are not the same.
    I'd like to see a little evidence that women are paid less for doing the same job as men "on average."

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    Re: Mothers now top earners in 4 in 10 US households

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Of course the OP turns this news into a way to **** on black people.
    Not meant to. But it is a stark reality, and perhaps one of the most difficult problems to solve in our society. Kids need fathers in their lives, and more specifically, they need those fathers at home with mom. It makes an enormous difference in what becomes of those kids, with very few exceptions.

    There was a statistic here in Dallas. Four out of every five black children born here do not have a father listed on the birth certificate. Incomprehensible to me.

    But this thread wasn't meant to be about that. Perhaps I should have left it out, but it's something that I find really sad and discouraging.

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    Re: Mothers now top earners in 4 in 10 US households

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    You do realize we live in the 21st century and not the 1800s right?
    Sure, he does--and he's speaking to practical facts.

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    Re: Mothers now top earners in 4 in 10 US households

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    You do realize we live in the 21st century and not the 1800s right?
    This is universal to any time. Who you decide to have children with has a great deal to do with what the rest of your life will be. How can you possibly argue with that?

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