Suzanne discusses singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves’s new song, ‘Breadwinner,’ which blames men for what happens when wives earn more.
IN THIS EPISODE:
3:50 Suzanne introduces the new song by Kacey Musgraves’s ‘Breadwinner’
7:25 Many women and men don’t understand how the female breadwinner issue will affect their marriages
8:50 60% of Suzanne’s coaching clients are in a situation where the women earn more
10:05 Men AND women don’t like when women earn more
11:30 The cultural narrative blames gender “stereotypes” and gender “expectations”
13:15 A man’s ability to earn is inextricably tied to his identity.
13:50 Women do not work out of a desire to provide for their husbands
14:50 When a woman has an all-consuming career, much like Musgraves’, her relationships (and children if she has them) take a back seat
19:40 As long as the woman is earning, the man’s motivation will fall away
20:10 Men don’t get threatened by a woman earning more; it simply deflates them. Men and women are motivated by different things
21:40 The male breadwinner norm won’t change because women want men who earn the same as they do or more
22:00 This song resonates for women today because so many women are out-earning their partners