How are all of those non-traditional marriages doing? You know which ones, the ones where the man has ceded the traditional male role of breadwinner to his wife?
Naturally, one does not want to jump to conclusions, but still, the new survey from Denmark will grab your attention:
Science Daily reports:
The study, by Lamar Pierce, PhD, professor of strategy at Olin, and colleagues in Denmark, shows that men married to women with higher incomes are more likely to use erectile dysfunction medication than their male breadwinner counterparts.
Apparently, there’s trouble in Feministland. The common sense notion that strong, powerful women who take on male roles compromise a man’s erectile function turns out to be true.
There may not be an app for that, but there are pills for that.
But then, you will ask, how are the women in these non-traditional marriages doing? Do women feel fulfilled and contented by their roles as breadwinners? Isn’t that what Betty Friedan predicted?
Unfortunately, the results are not encouraging:
The researchers looking at more than 200,000 married couples in Denmark from 1997 to 2006 also found that wives who outearned their husbands were more likely to suffer from insomnia and to use anti-anxiety medication.
They did not find these effects for unmarried couples or for men earning less than their wives prior to marriage.
Let’s see, the birth control pill is credited with having ushered in the sexual revolution. Now we discover that the great feminist vision of gender equality in marriage can only be sustained by Prozac and Xanax.
You’ve come a long way, baby!