In Our Heart of Hearts, We Still Just Want to Marry Rich and Be Housewives

You may say you want a career, but what you really want is to marry someone smart with a lot of money and have his babies. Admit it!

The idea that women dislike being financially dependent on men is a myth, with more choosing to “marry up” now than did so in the 1940s, according to Dr Catherine Hakim from the London School of Economics.

After decades of gender equality campaigning many women now find it hard to admit that they want to be a housewife more than they want a successful career of their own, she said.

But one good thing about these modern times is we can marry again and again (and again!), scuttling up the ladder of happiness until we’re high enough that everything is good and nothing is bad, forever.