I am sure many saw the news reports of the Pew survey that found that “a record 40% of all households with children under the age of 18 include mothers who are either the sole or primary source of income for the family.” This was up from just 11% in 1960.
When I read it, I thought that it was interesting but not Earth-shattering. It was definitely not unexpected. After all, the role of women has been steadily rising in every sphere of life so why would it be a surprise that they now are increasingly the major breadwinners in households? In fact, we should expect the numbers to rise even more. Besides, unless we are aiming at strict parity, one gender will always be in the majority on any given issue. Why shouldn’t it be women?
So I was really surprised that in some quarters this news was seen as a sign of The End Of Civilization As We Know It. Here are four men discussing how bad the situation is using language that is apocalyptic.
This was too much even for their female fellow Fox News personalities who lambasted them for their absurdly outdated views.
Guys, get a grip. The times they are a’changing. And they will keep changing whether you like it or not. At some point, women may well be in the majority in both houses of congress and in charge of the heights of the economy and the military. And the world will survive and the sun will continue to rise and set as it always has.
Better get used to the idea that pro football may be the only activity where men will continue to dominate.