When Women Earn More Than Their Husbands

What happens when the weaker sex becomes the richer one? Sandra Tsing Loh came online to chat with readers about her latest story.

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"Not only do we 2012 women fail at being 1950s wives, we fail even more spectacularly at being 1950s husbands," writes Sandra Tsing Loh in the October 2012 Atlantic. Her essay takes a wry look at new data showing that the wife now earns more than the husband in nearly 40 percent of American marriages. This is good news, as far as many feminists are concerned. But Loh isn't so certain.

On Thursday, October 4, at 3 p.m. Eastern time, Loh came online to chat with Atlantic readers about what happens when a woman becomes a family's main breadwinner.

This event is now closed, but you can read the full transcript below.


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