Selling the Notion of Breadwinner Wife, At-Home Husband Difficult.
“Being a breadwinner wife is like becoming invisible,” M.P. Dunleavey wrote in the New York Times. “I’ve reached this conclusion after supporting my family financially for nearly a year. Whereas male breadwinners traditionally have been lionized in phrases like ‘man of the house,’ my experience being the woman of the house is that you are not exactly bathed in glory.” Dunleavey said while she does her best to promote her “untraditional arrangement,” where she works full-time and her husband is an at-home dad, it’s sometimes a tough notion to sell. (September 2007)