Because women don’t need to support their families….? Or, hey, I am an unmarried woman who doesn’t have kids — I too need to make a living.
We no longer live in an age where 1. A single-payer provider (man) household is feasible for most people and, 2. Women need to be able to support themselves and their kids whether a man is around or not.
You’re right. Had he dared to utter such a narrow-minded, antiquated statement these days, he would have had to explain himself and likely gotten into some serious trouble.