One thing from the Shriver Report . . . women expecting to depend on men for income
I saw Maria Shriver's interview on Meet the Press. I was SO GLAD she mentioned that women have to start looking at things differently: Women need to stop expecting or thinking men are automatically going to support them.
She reported that 1 in 3 women is really skating on thin ice regarding finances -- in bad financial shape.
Having been brought up during the height of the feminist movement, and, luckily, having a father who always told me I had to depend on myself for money (and he supported me 100% going to college), it never ever ever crossed my mind that I would get married and the man would support me just because I have a vagina (even though I also am fully aware that women's pay equity, well, is not there/equal).
Therefore, I have been really really surprised at the number of women of my generation and especially those who are younger who figured -- and I will be blunt -- that because they have vaginas (aka the Golden Uterus), they get a free financial ride. WTF is this about?!
This way of thinking is not working. I can't even grasp where this way of thinking comes from. Someone help me out here!