Saturday, June 19, 2010

I Am Not Less Successful

I just read an article in Cosmopolitan titled "The Rise of the Less Successful Boyfriend" and it was all about girlfriends who earn more than their "less successful" boyfriends. That isn't a new topic in Cosmo. It has been written and rewritten many times. I understand that it can cause different issues to come up in a relationship when the female earns more than the male.

But what I don't understand is why he is called the "less successful boyfriend" just because he earns less. Does that make me the "less successful girlfriend"? Why does earning less = less success? I am less successful because I chose to be a teacher and Adam chose to be an electrician? I think not.

The article could be titled "The Rise of the Boyfriend Who Earns Less". But I certainly don't think we should call the boyfriend "less successful" for earning less if we as women don't want to be called "less successful" for earning less.

So there Cosmo.

But I will still religiously read your trash.