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Dear Poll: Are You Embarrassed by Your Salary?


Women have fought for many years to break through the glass ceiling, but according to a recent article in the New York Times, the ones that have broken through are left feeling insecure about their success by some of the men they date.

According to census data taken in 2005 by Andrew Beveridge, a sociology professor at Queens College in New York, for the first time, women in their 20s in many cities across the country are earning more money than men in their same age group. For example, the median income of women ages 21 to 30 in New York City who are employed full-time was 17 percent higher than that of comparable men.

In this article, many women felt as though their paycheck played a big part in the demise of their relationships. The men who didn't make as much as the women they dated felt threatened to the point of ending the romance. While I understand that most men want to bring home the bacon, thus having the power position in the relationship, what I want to know is would — or do you feel embarrassed by your paycheck if it's larger than your significant other's?

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