Sometimes the math just doesn’t work.
During the Second World War, women did more to contribute to the war effort than just rivet in the factory or tend to the kids; they became an integral part of business, finance, and industry. In fact, women functioned outside of the home in ways never dreamt of.
Once the war ended, however, it was expected that men would resume their roles as hunters and gatherers and women would revert back to the keepers of the hearth.
For a while, American society did, in fact,...