That's Instapundit, and even that is snarkier than it needs to be. This is America. Where is the up and the down? Why pick on women's studies? Almost any academic field might put you in a worse place than learning how to do something that people really need, and those who figure that out and learn a trade and start a business may be showing better signs of intelligence than those who go to college (who may be unthinkingly following the obvious path and trusting that the world would provide them with the thing called "a job").
Rush Limbaugh covered this story yesterday:
I can remember all the times in the 25- year history of this program where I would talk about the economic phenomenon of women marrying up. I can't tell you how offended certain people got at that, even though it simply was an accurate depiction of what happened. I mean, you can get mad at it all you want, but men have been, or were, the primary breadwinners for eons...Says the man who dropped out of college (and who believes he's so smart he has to have "half my brain tied around my back just to make it fair").
So here we are now where the Pew Center actually has a chart titled, "More women marrying down." Educationally. Does marrying someone with less education mean marrying down economically? According to the Pew Research Center, not necessarily. When they looked at the newlywed women who married someone with less education, they found that a majority of these women actually were still marrying up economically. In 2012, only 39% of newlywed women who married a spouse dumber than she was out-earned him. Look, it just takes less time to say "dumber" than "less educated," but you know what I mean. Plus, let's admit, it sounds funny.
The problem — and the reason for this up/down business — is that (most) Americans don't like to talk about social class. We use education as a proxy for social class, and that causes us to say and think some things that don't make sense. We don't want to sound so snobby as to say: This woman married a man who is beneath her, because he works with his hands. We have contempt for that kind of expression, but it really is what is being said.