Career Woman the New Trophy Wife?
It used to be that being a gorgeous doll of a wife was considered the most important accessory on the arm of a wealthy man. Nowadays there are power couples where them man's mate is powerful in her own right.
Why? An increase in the number of women entering the workforce, reduction in the gender wage gap, improvement of child care facilities, and widespread male acceptance of female success are all factors. Some typical “power couples” are Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton, Tony Blair and Cherie Blair. Celebrity examples include Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, and David Beckham and Victoria Beckham.
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