Increasing numbers of working class women now — in a downturn where 82 percent of the job losses have been among men – have become their family’s sole wage-earners, it’s true. But their husbands, very often, are holding their own at home just fine. For while the stereotype has long been that working class men won’t do “women’s work,” Coontz said, the truth is that in recent years they’ve had a better track record than the most high-income men in sharing domestic duties.I know that will make you want to read more.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Women at work ... as always, or again, or ????
Don't miss Judith Warner's column this week. She comments on the media's newfound/re-discovery of women who don't work outside the home, but she wisely comments that they're missing the real story about working women. Here's an excerpt: