Glass Ceiling at the Altar

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photoIt is a grim psychological and evolutionary reality for powerful women struggling to find their powerful men. That men prefer to marry down rather than up. That, as a recent University of Michigan study found, college-age men looking for long-term relationships would rather marry their secretaries than their bosses.

The study's findings reaffirm a very different world from the one feminists fought for. A world of equality for women in the boardroom and in the home. A world where smart women are desirable and marriages are defined by equal partnership.

Tune in to hear more about the glass ceiling at the altar and the future of marriage in the 21st century.


Susan Shapiro Barash, author of several books about men, women and relationships including "The New Wife: The Evolving Role of the American Wife" and professor of critical thinking and gender studies at Marymount Manhattan College

Steven Rhoads, author of "Taking Sex Differences Seriously" and professor of political science at the University of Virginia

Deborah Blum, Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist and author of several books including "Sex On the Brain: The Biological Differences Between Men and Women," professor of journalism at the University of Wisconsin.

This program aired on January 14, 2005.


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