There aren’t many words – at least, not many that meet Thumper’s Mom’s Rule – to describe the article by Sandra Tsing Loh in The Atlantic. She describes high-powered women who come home to their house-husbands and, not satisfied that he’s taken care of their babies all day, made marinara sauce from scratch, and done household work, starts screaming at him about a broken light bulb.
Well, allow us to inject a male point of view. Suppose you’re the purportedly perfect man–a guy who has the qualities of Messers. X, Y, Z and Q all rolled into one. Why would you want to spend 90 minutes, much less a lifetime, with someone who’d rather scream at you than change a light bulb herself?
As the saying goes, we are becoming the men that our mothers divorced.
(Hat tip: Instapundit.)
This blogger isn’t sure of which world these, er, ladies inhabit, but here on planet Earth, the high-earning spouse does not get to purchase the right to treat his, or her, spouse badly. Changing the genders of the people involved does not change that basic truth.
Update: contrast with this: “Man Enough to Love a Real Woman.” Now, perhaps never-married moi shouldn’t be running around opining about standards for a spouse, but I would rather date a Joshua Rogers clone than the male version of Sandra Tsing Loh.