The role he’s rewarding me for is my work as a stay-at-home wife and mother. And the luxury labels are purchased with the “wife bonus” — 20 percent of his own company bonus — that I’m proud to receive for putting his career before my own, and keeping our lives together.
ArtNews calls Prince sexist, which feels apt to me: he’s taking self-portraits by young women and imposing his own subjectivity over theirs, turning them into commodities as well as objects at which he — and his other rich male art friends — can leer.
“His shelves are full of books and his fridge is full of food” — just by itself, that line says so much. Books and food are, as the lawyers say, necessary, if not sufficient.
“Access to your husband’s money might feel good. But it can’t buy you the power you get by being the one who earns.”
“Millionaires saved only 14% a year on average.”
According to new data put out by the NYT’s The Upshot, kids who grow up in my home county (Lewis County) in families with average incomes end up making 8 percent more than their peers, nationwide.
A higher percentage of Americans are choosing to identify as working or lower class, even if they earn what is considered a middle-class income.
Matt Debenham is a writer, a parent, a teacher, and now he works at a grocery store too.
Is there any job a woman could do that would disqualify her from being a feminist?
Soup kitchens: they’re not just for churches anymore.
“As mothers we would never want *our* value to be trivialized to a dollar amount.”
“Being on public assistance for the first time in my life only taught me that i really never want to be on public assistance again.”
Business Insider and Pew aren’t suggesting that a middle class income means you can afford a comfortable life, or a life free from financial worry, or even a decent apartment. In this report, “middle class” just desginates that you are earning a certain percentage of the state’s median income.
“What if the focus wasn’t on selling up and moving on, but instead was on handing down and passing on?”