RUSH: The Pew Research Center for People and the Press says: "It used to be more common for a husband to have more education than his wife in America. But now, for the first time since Pew Research has tracked this trend over the past 50 years, the share of couples in which the wife is the one “marrying down” educationally is higher than those in which the husband has more education."
Let me translate that. For the first time since Pew has been tracking this in 50 years, wives are smarter, more educated, than their husbands. "Among married women in 2012, 21% had spouses who were less educated than they were -- a threefold increase from 1960, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of Census data. The share of couples where the husband’s education exceeds his wife’s increased steadily from 1960 to 1990, but has fallen since then to 20% in 2012. The trend toward wives being more educated than their husbands is even more prevalent among newlyweds, partly because younger women have surpassed men in higher education in the past two decades." And it's not even close.
This has been one of the objectives of the feminazis. I mean, you almost have to say they've achieved their goal here. This is what happens, folks, when you chickify universities and make them uninteresting to men. Look at the enrollment. At most major institutions of higher learning, the male-female ratio is 65% female, 35% male. Now, a lot of guys would look at that and say it is a good reason to go. Guys like Snerdley would say, "What? You mean there are two for every -- oh, where do I sign up?" But -- (laughing) -- the limiting factor is they don't like what's going on when they get there in the classroom, the curriculum, the teachers, the professors, and so forth. And the Pew Center actually has a chart here that they have entitled, "More women marrying down."
I can remember all the times in the 25- year history of this program where I would talk about the economic phenomenon of women marrying up. I can't tell you how offended certain people got at that, even though it simply was an accurate depiction of what happened. I mean, you can get mad at it all you want, but men have been, or were, the primary breadwinners for eons. And prior to the modern advent of feminism, there were more stay-at-home moms. That's changing now, too. And that doesn't make the feminazis happy. You know what's happening, and it's been going on for a while, is that a lot of young women in the seventies and eighties bought this hook, line, and sinker. And they just eschewed every aspect of traditional womanhood.
They eschewed motherhood. They eschewed relationships. This notion that happiness is to be found in a marriage and a relationship and a family and kids, to hell with that, and they went out there and they joined the traditional male career track. And then something happened, you know, the biological time bomb went off in the mid-thirties for a lot of them, and they just all of a sudden for reasons they couldn't explain wanted a baby. They felt conflicted 'cause the feminists were telling them not to do that. Feminists were urging abortion if you got the urge to have a baby. Having a baby, that was falling into the patriarchal trap. Don't do that. But yet nature took over and biological time bomb started ticking, and that had different phases.
So women then began having babies without husbands, and some of those women after the birth of the child said, "You know what, I don't know that I want to go back to work." And the feminazis panicked 'cause that's not part of the program. Other women did have the baby, go back to work and set up day care centers at work. Other women did marry the father, but the phenomenon, what happened was more and more women decided to leave the workforce, and they wanted the flexibility to leave the workforce, then come back to it and leave it and come back to it, on the basis of motherhood being unique, special, and distinct. And during this period of time with the emphasis on women becoming more like men, the educational track changed, and the enrollment at universities changed, and whereas it used to be -- and I'm going back a fairly long time. It was undeniable that women economically married up. And to say that, oh, it's like showing Dracula the cross, because they interpreted it as an insult, and I was simply reporting demographics. I wasn't attaching an opinion to it.
So here we are now where the Pew Center actually has a chart titled, "More women marrying down." Educationally. Does marrying someone with less education mean marrying down economically? According to the Pew Research Center, not necessarily. When they looked at the newlywed women who married someone with less education, they found that a majority of these women actually were still marrying up economically. In 2012, only 39% of newlywed women who married a spouse dumber than she was out-earned him. Look, it just takes less time to say "dumber" than "less educated," but you know what I mean. Plus, let's admit, it sounds funny.
The Pew Research people found that a majority of women actually, when they married somebody dumber than they are, were still marrying up economically. In 2012, only 39% of newlywed women who married somebody stupider than they are out-earned their husbands. A majority of them, 58%, made less than their husband, who's nevertheless stupider than the wife was. And so now everybody's conflicted, oh, no, what do we do with this? That's not gonna make the feminists very happy, that little bit of news.