I took it as influence... Nonetheless, am I the only one that sees this as failing our sons? They're either dumb enough to marry some girl that takes them to the cleaners,
Most divorces occur in marriages where the women is under 25 and/or the man is under 30; or the couple is poor. They mostly take place within 5 years of marriage. So most divorces do not end it anyone taking anyone to the cleaners.
Few young couples and poor couples have enough income to be paying any support to anyone. Few have assets to split.
or they marry a girl good enough to know what's best for their families and influence most of the decisions... In either case, the man isn't much good for anything, relatively.
The operative word here is “INFLUENCE”. Influence means that she is input in the decision. It does not mean that she is making all, or even most, of the decisions on her own. Are you really threatened by a women having influence on where the family income goes?
For example if the couple buys a house, should the man be the only one who has influence and makes the decision?
How does a woman having influence mean that her husband is not much good for anything? It seems to me that he has equal influence.
In my house, I make half the money, 99% of the financial decisions because my wife is horrible with money, and about 70% of the parenting decisions since my wife concedes I am with my son more of the day (I drive him to school, I teach at his school, I take him home, we both do everything together, he's my best friend!)... She usually asks me what's best for him... Is this becoming a rarity with more and more dumb men that either need mommies or are ripe for being scavenging?
Again the word is “influence” not “control”. Both spouses have influence.
Men are getting shafted, and it isn't women's fault... Or is it? Parents, both men and women... What are we raising? And why?
I don’t get what you are so upset about. You are interpreting the article to say that women have control and not influence.
Is there a government factor, like Unb suggests? There might be... I don't know.
Of course now.