O sexo mais rico: Como a nova geração de mulheres está transformando trabalho, amor e família

Editora Paralela

Segundo o Pew Research Center, graças aos rendimentos das mulheres, os maridos tendem a se tornar cada vez mais os principais beneficiários financeiros no casamento. Este é um fenômeno sem precedentes e merece uma pausa para tentarmos entendê-lo. Vamos analisar o fato novamente. Os maridos tendem a se tornar cada vez mais os principais beneficiários financeiros no casamento. A história da Cinderela está sendo reescrita. A velha ordem foi alterada. Os homens estão se transformando no sexo dependente. A escritora e jornalista do Washington Post Liza Mundy examina a vida de casais que estão na linha de frente dessa transformação para traçar um abrangente panorama das mudanças pelas quais o casamento e a vida doméstica irão passar. Como a nova geração de mulheres provedoras lida com o fato de pagar as despesas? A quem interessa mais adiar o casamento — a homens ou mulheres? Será que os homens estão pensando no casamento como as mulheres faziam antigamente: como uma aposta no potencial financeiro da esposa? Neste novo mundo de homens ascendendo socialmente através do casamento, as mulheres estão aprendendo a valorizar as novas áreas masculinas de atividade, como a paternidade e a organização do lar. O futuro chegou. E ele é formado por casais que discutem quem deve assumir a responsabilidade pelo sustento da casa e quem deve ter liberdade para seguir um ritmo mais lento no trabalho.
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É autora de Michelle: A Biography e de Everything Conceivable. Repórter premiada do jornal Washington Post, é membro da New America Foundation e vive em Arlington, Virgínia.
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Jul 29, 2013
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Within a generation, more households will be supported by women than by men. In The Richer Sex, Liza Mundy takes us to the exciting frontier of this new economic order: she shows us why this flip is inevitable, what surprising adjustments will have to be made along the way, and how both men and women will feel surprisingly liberated in the end.

The bestselling author and Washington Post writer goes deep inside the lives of the couples on this cutting edge to paint a picture of how dating, marriage, and home life are changing. How does this new generation of breadwomen navigate paying for a night on the town? In whose interest is it to delay commitment? Are men for the first time thinking of marriage the way women used to—as a bet on the economic potential of a spouse? In this new world of men marrying up, are women learning to value new realms of male endeavor—like parenting, protection, and a margarita at the ready?

The future is here, with couples today debating who must assume the responsibility of primary earner and who gets the freedom to be on the slow track. As more men choose to stay home, that lifestyle has gained a higher status, and males have found ways to retain their masculinity. And the revolution is global: Mundy takes us from Japan to Denmark to show how both sexes are adapting as the marriage market has turned into a giant free-for-all, with men and women at different stages of this transformation finding partners in other countries who match their expectations.

The Richer Sex is a wild ride into the future, grounded in Mundy’s peerless journalism, and bound to cause women and men of all generations to rethink what this social upheaval will mean.
She can be funny and sharp-tongued, warm and blunt, empathic and demanding. Who is the woman Barack Obama calls "the boss"? In Michelle, Washington Post writer Liza Mundy paints a revealing and intimate portrait, taking us inside the marriage of the most dynamic couple in politics today. She shows how well they complement each other: Michelle, the highly organized, sometimes intimidating, list-making pragmatist; Barack, the introspective political charmer who won't pick up his socks but shoots for the stars. Their relationship, like those of many couples with two careers and two children, has been so strained at times that he has had to persuade her to support his climb up the political ladder. And you can't blame her for occasionally regretting it: In this campaign, it is Michelle who has absorbed much of the skepticism from voters about Obama. One conservative magazine put her on the cover under the headline "Mrs. Grievance."

Michelle's story carries with it all the extraordinary achievements and lingering pain of America in the post-civil rights era. She grew up on the south side of Chicago, the daughter of a city worker and a stay-at-home mom in a neighborhood rocked by white flight. She was admitted to Princeton amid an angry debate about affirmative action and went on to Harvard Law School, where she was more comfortable doing pro-bono work for the poor than gunning for awards with the rest of her peers. She became a corporate lawyer, then left to train community leaders. She is modern in her tastes but likes to watch reruns of The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Brady Bunch.

In this carefully reported biography, drawing upon interviews with more than one hundred people, including one with Michelle herself, Mundy captures the complexity of this remarkable woman and the remarkable life she has lived.
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