Moreover, I think it says a lot about a man/candidate when he's married to a strong woman like Michelle Obama. Our trophy wife culture has gotten out of hand. Michelle's just as well educated and credentialed as Barack is. Why is it that men marry down the intelligence scale? In the medical field, twice as many female doctors are likely to married to male doctors (44% vs 22%) according to the Annals of Internal Medicine. Put another way, male doctors are only half as likely to marry a doctor themselves.
What about in politics?We know that Michelle Obama is amazing. Hillary is inarguably highly accomplished, almost as much as her former President husband. While the experience of a candidate is important, I think that who they chose as their wife tells something very important about them as men. To be fair Barbara Bush comes from a different generation. It was however not a barrier to her rich family to send her to Smith College, but instead she chose to drop out to get married. Man vs education. As unfortunately politics are still primarily dominated by male candidates, we have some important questions to ask in regards to who they choose as partners:
- Do they value intelligence and ambition in women?
- Do they respect a women with her own career goals?
- Do they understand the new role women have in the workforce and that we are not just homemakers?