What you are describing is a relatively recent impulse because our society has only existed in such a way as to require that for the past 10,000 years (with the advent of patriarchy). Up until that time, women didn’t need a “provider” because the entire tribe shared food and women contributed 50–60% of that. “It is in our genes. Just like the fact that women are wired to seek out a mate who they can have children with and provide the greatest security (i.e. physical, financial, etc.) for their family.” — this is just a cultural myth, it’s not scientific in the least for the bulk of human history.

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