"Indeed, the more society defines positions in a gendered way, the less the difference approach is able to detect an inequality. Consider a society which restricts access to contraception and abortion, which defines paying jobs in a way as to make them incompatible with childbearing and child-rearing, and which does not provide economic compensation for domestic labour. Women in such a society lack the legal means to guarantee that they will not have children, yet are unable to both raise children and work for wages. As a result, they are rendered economically dependent on someone who is a stable income-earner (i.e. a man). In order to ensure that they acquire this support, women must become sexually attractive to men. Knowing that this is their likely fate, many girls do not try as hard as boys to acquire employment skills which can only be exercised by those who avoid pregnancy. Where boys pursue personal security by increasing their employment skills, girls pursue security by increasing their attractiveness to men. This, in turn, results in a system of cultural identifications in which masculinity is associated with income-earning, and femininity is defined in terms of sexual and domestic service for men, and the nurturing of children. So men and women enter marriage with different income-earning potential, and this disparity widens during marriage, as the man acquires valuable job experience. Since the woman faces greater difficulty supporting herself outside the marriage, she is more dependent on maintaining the marriage, which allows the man to exercise greater control within it."