Aug 1 2013

Scorned or Celebrated, ‘Breadwinner Moms’ Are Misrepresented

Viewing women earners through an upper-class prism

All-male debate on Fox: Is the rise in breadwinner moms undermining social order, or is it dissolving society?

An analysis showing women as the sole or primary source of income in 40 percent of American homes—up from 11 percent in 1960—garnered considerable attention from the establishment press. But partisan bickering over “traditional” gender roles meant that the alarming disparities among working mothers went largely unreported.