Did you know that even into the 1970’s married working women had to have their husbands co-sign for any credit they wanted? And, (this happened to my brother and sister-in-law) a married working women’s salary was only counted at 50% on a mortgage application? (Because, of course, as soon as she started having children she wouldn’t have an income.) This generational, pervasive belief about a woman’s financial worth still lives with us today. I believe it will take maybe even another generation or two to fully eradicate this subconscious belief.
I am not a feminist. In fact, I value men, their role in society, and have many role models and heros I look up to and lean on regulary. I don’t believe any man has to “lose” in order for a woman to “win” in anything.
Any man, (any gender for that matter) is welcome to join this journey with open arms. I am speaking to women because that is what I am and what I know.