Artist: Akdong Musician (악동뮤지션)
Title: Melted (얼음들)
Akdong Musician is a talented and extremely interesting duo consisting of siblings Lee Chan Hyuk (이찬혁) and Lee Soo Hyun (이수현). They are only 17 and 14 years old, respectively, and are the winners of K-Pop Star 2. They also do their own vocals, instrumentals, and lyric compositions, which is really impressive! Their new album definitely showcases their talent, and I’m looking forward to what they have in store for us in the future.
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Taking a stand against patriarchy is much easier if you’re well-educated, have a stable income, and live in a community where you could theoretically find an educated, employed man to marry. For poor, uneducated women, especially those who have kids, the question of whether to get married looks a lot different: It’s the choice between raising children on one or two incomes, between having someone to help with household chores and child-rearing alone while working multiple jobs.
And that’s the big difference: For a poor woman, deciding whether to get married or not will be a big part of shaping her economic future. For a wealthier woman, deciding whether to get married is a choice about independence, lifestyle, and, at times, “fighting the patriarchy.” There’s a cognitive dissonance in Ehrenreich’s straight-up dismissal of the economic benefits of marriage, because the statistics tell an awkward truth: Financially, married women tend to fare much better than unmarried women.
written by Wealthy Women Can Afford to Reject Marriage, but Poor Women Can’t by Emma Green, The Atlantic (http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/01/wealthy-women-can-afford-to-reject-marriage-but-poor-women-cant/283097/)