Everyone Stop Freaking Out About Successful WomenAnna North12/06/10 4:15pmFiled to: RantsEconomywomen in the workplaceJobsUnemploymentgender rolesMenTrend PiecesMarriageEconomic inequalityWomen outearning menshutterstock99EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkMany women still struggle for equal pay, but every media outlet is suddenly eager to tell us we've gotten too big for our britches. Here's why all those articles on successful women and supposed "role reversals" are missing the point.Katrin Bennhold's Times op-ed about how Sex and the City shows us career women are lonely has become Internet-famous for its dumbness, but that hasn't stopped the hand-wringy analyses of women's success (read: failure) from rolling in. Most recently, Danielle Friedman's piece for the Daily Beast rounds up the usual suspects: men freak out when they're not the breadwinner, men whose wives out-earn them are more likely to cheat. She also adds a new one: "high-earning men in their fifties whose wives make more money than them suffer from more health problems." Ladies, you're killing your husbands!ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.