The Richer Sex with Liza Mundy

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Recently featured on the cover of Time Magazine,  best-selling author and Washington Post reporter Liza Mundy is author of The Richer Sex: How the New Majority of Female Breadwinners is Transforming Sex, Love & Family.

We’ve all seen the news reports on startling statistical trends (women are better educated than men and dominate 7 of the 10 biggest growth industries in the U.S., the number of single women under 30 who out-earn their male peers is skyrocketing, more and more wives are becoming their family’s sole breadwinner, etc.). Liza Mundy’s  research shows how this phenomenon is going to change our lives – in the workplace, at home, and in the bedroom – for the better!!

In The Richer Sex: How the New Majority of Female Breadwinners is Transforming Sex, Love, and Family Liza examines this new reality in detail, providing an eye-opening portrait of the current state of affairs as well as provocative predictions about who will prevail – and how relationships will evolve as the reversal of traditional roles becomes the norm.

While the media often highlights the negative repercussions of the increasing economic power of women, Mundy argues that “Women’s earnings will bring a new liberation for women but also for men.”

The economic ascendancy of women is also, not surprisingly, altering the most personal area of our lives: romance and sex. Mundy dispels the popular notion that men enjoy sex more than women do and contends that both men and women will have better sex in the coming years. According to her research, “Women’s sexual energy and self-confidence have been unleashed along with women’s earning power.”

The desire to settle down with someone of the same education level and earning power remains strong. But just as the longtime imperative of marrying within one’s own religious or ethnic group is disappearing, women and men are rethinking the question of “matching.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Liza Mundy is the bestselling author of Michelle: A Biography—about First Lady Michelle Obama—and Everything Conceivable. As a staff writer at The Washington Post for more than 10 years, she has covered politics, popular culture, and women’s issues. She is a regular contributor to Slate and participates in their women’s blog, XX Factor. She has also written for Lingua Franca, Redbook, Washington City Paper, and Washington Monthly. She lives in Arlington, Virginia, with her husband and two children.

 

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