1. If you’re a woman married to a successful politician, and you are a successful politician, you only got there because of your man. Duh. Even if you were considered a rising political star before you married him. [Note: This doesn’t apply to Elizabeth Dole. OBVIOUSLY.]
2. If you’ve ever been a single mom and broke, scared and working several jobs to get through school, that part of your past doesn’t count in your life story if you marry a supportive nice guy later. As Disney has taught us, princes wipe the slate clean.
3. If a man leaves his wife in charge of the kids while he advances his career—basically every family man who’s ever been deployed in the military—he’s a hero. If a woman does it, she’s a criminally horrible mom.