Thank you Carol. :)
I agree, AdamsFamily1MW - you support your point well, and I appreciate the links. Certainly both Elly and John have their flaws.
@ Allan V: Elly does have a job - as a homemaker, which, as others have said, with its multiple functions, is very valuable (monetarily and otherwise). That is why John admitted it was wrong of him to say it was his money. They have a partnership, and the money is theirs.
It sure takes a long time for the spam to be removed!
I flagged the spam too, and also wonder how long it takes for it to be removed.
I have been in an equal partnership marriage for 30+ years. I would not even have dated someone who believed in gender roles, let alone married one. My mother used to serve my father food as he wanted it, getting up throughout the meals to do so. He never reciprocated. I said as a child “I will never do that.” My husband and I have supported each other financially and emotionally, with no struggle over who brought in more money.
@billdi: History was not rewritten. John said the same thing in 1981 - see
Why is Phil outside, looking in?
I had to search for the Stone Soup strip as it was missing from my favorites, and what came up was just yesterday’s. I wonder if today’s will appear.