Biggie was right.
In the olden days, men were expected to bring home the bacon while women tended to the home. I remember Mami bringing Papi his plate of food at every meal, washing dishes and sweeping daily, and spending every minute of her day catering to her children’s needs. Mami’s job was that of “mom” and “wife.”
Now, however, ama de casas are few and far between.
Women are just as educated and successful as men, and we sometimes make more money than our hombres.
How does this role reversal affect our relationships?
According to a new study, men may just cheat. Researchers pooled data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth between 2001 to 2011, and analyzed heterosexual couples between the ages of 18 to 32 and the amount of money they made individually.
What they discovered was shocking: if men make more money than their wives, men are less likely to be unfaithful. Once a woman is the bigger breadwinner there is a 15 percent chance than a man will cheat on his financially successful wife.
Women, on the other hand, can make all the money in the relationship and still keep their vaginas in their panties.
So it seems that some men are still uncomfortable with a financially independent woman, and prefer that she just cook the bacon.
This article was originally published at Latina. Reprinted with permission from the author.