But the low marriage rates of educated women in the past were also because of the romantic and sexual prejudices of men. One physician explained the problem in Popular Science Monthly in 1905: An educated woman developed a “self-assertive, independent character” that made it “impossible to love, honor and obey” as a real wife should.
Paid Maternal Leave Around the World. The US is in awesome company with Liberia, Suriname , Tonga, Nauru, Palau, Samoa, and PNG. All told there are only 8 countries in the world who do not provide any paid maternity leave whatsoever.