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Women are cheating more than ever before. Is this progress we should be celebrating?

Closing the “infidelity gap” is an unexpected turn on the path to equality

Divided States of Infidelity

Women are cheating more than ever before. Is this progress we should be celebrating?

Posted by Divided States of Women on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

When we talk about the gender gap, we usually mean parity in fields where women’s participation is drastically low: technology, NASA, Wall Street, politics, and pro sports, among others.

This week on Divided States of Women, we talk about a less discussed area where men have historically dominated: infidelity.

In the past 30 years, the number of women who report having stepped out on their primary relationship has increased by 40 percent, while the rate of infidelity among men has remained the same. What accounts for this shift? And is shattering the glass ceiling of infidelity a sign of female empowerment or moral corruption?

This week’s episode talks to two relationship experts and dives into what a shift in fidelity means for women, marriage, and equality between the sexes.