That last part is one part of the Bezos marriage that has long been overlooked. In the wake of the divorce announcement, headlines focused on how MacKenzie, a lauded novelist, could benefit from her billionaire husband’s vast wealth.
“Men come out of divorce without having made all these different decisions that have subordinated their career,” Yavorsky says.
The presumed importance of men’s work has historically eclipsed that of women. At home, working mothers often log a “second shift,” taking on the lion’s share of household work. Men, as a results have significantly more time for both fun and leisure.