Well, I would ask you to produce some statistics to prove that MOST women get the better deal. But assuming your premise is TRUE consider the following facts (which I learned in sociology):<br />
1) Women make ~$.70 for every $1.00 a man makes for precisely the same work due to sexism.<br />
2) Women are less likely to be able to access career tracks in which promotions to high level positions are available - they won't be the CEO or CFO, they'll be in HR because of sexist presumptions about women's innate abilities.<br />
3) Women are less likely to be promoted or given raises, once again due to sexism.<br />
4) Women are more likely to be given primary or sole custody of any children and are expected to care for elderly relatives. This of course is again sexist as it rests on the belief that women make better caregivers by default.<br />
Now, considering all those facts - women have lower earnings potential in comparison to men, are faced with extra barriers in terms of self-support, and are likely to be saddled with extra responsibilities - I think it is fair that they be given a better financial deal as you put it in most divorce settlements. The reason for this being that she probably relied more heavily on her partner to begin with and it will be much harder for her to transition to supporting herself due to the barriers of sexism as well as the potential for extra responsibilities. Now ideally, we need to change society, but change is slow and in the meantime adjustments need to be made.
I am one of the women who didn't.
Women historically have got the short end of the stick for divorce. Its just the pendulum swinging the other way at this point. It'll self correct soon enough
Its one of many end results after a very long patriarchal society starts to shift towards equality in all aspects. Or at least, percieved equality.
Quote jerry reed : She gets the gold mine , We get the shaft .
Just cause they have those plums and strawberry patch ....hehe
Pay back for all the times we said "It's a man's world".
It is the support extended by the law for women..
Because the preception is that a woman will earn less and therefore needs more from her former husband to survive. Also peple expect that the woman will be the primary care giver to the childeren of the marriage So your paying for the kids as well as the woman.