In the article “the New Heavyweight Champions” by Margaret Wente, the author explains how women are becoming major breadwinners in the family. First, the author talks about many wives are employed while their husbands are not due to job loss. For example, many jobs are not coming back after the US recession. The author also talks about more women are in the workforce than men. The author mentions that is because many women have the credentials needed for the job such as BAs. In addition to that, the author talks about how the post-industrial economy prefers to have workers who a high degree of emotional intelligence. Women tend to have these skills. In conclusion, the author concluded that women have the equal rights to compete with men in the workforce.


Engkent, Lucia. Skill Set: Strategies for Reading and Writing in the Canadian Classroom. Second Edition. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2011. Print.

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