According to Pew Research, the pay gap between men and women with similar qualifications and education is narrowing. Yes, this is GREAT news for gender equality but before you pop open the champagne, the Paycheck Fairness Act was blocked by the Senate for the fourth time last month so we’ve still got a ways to go.
Even without federal legislation, there are more female breadwinners today and more than ever men are okay with this shift in earning potential. In fact, Pew Research’s report on Breadwinner Moms found that, “…the share of married mothers who out-earn their husbands has gone up from 4% in 1960 to 15% in 2011, nearly a fourfold increase.” They also found that the median family income was higher when mom was the primary breadwinner. There’s definitely been a change in attitude when it comes to men, women, relationships and money. So if you’re in the realm of female breadwinners who earn more than the men in your life, say it with us: IT’S OK. IT’S BETTER THAN OK. IT’S AWESOME. And here’s why…
1. It pays off in the bedroom.
A recent survey by Money magazine found that more men who earned the same or less than their wives reported having a “hot” or “very good” sex life and a happy marriage in general.