"[W]omen typically choose a mate (husband or boyfriend) who earns more than
she does. Men don't have the same preference for a higher-earning mate."
"Suppose the pay gap between men and women were magically eliminated. If
that happened, simple arithmetic suggests that half of women would be
unable to find what they regard as a suitable mate."
Those sentences were uttered, not 40 years ago, but JUST THIS WEEK by the infamous Phyllis Schlafly! That's right ladies: you don't want to make as much money as a man for the same job because then you won't be able to fulfill your life's goal of becoming his wife and helpmeet. Also, you are sacrificing some of that pay-equality for the joy of air-conditioning. So quit your whining.