In her recent Huffington Post column, Kristen Houghton proclaims the rise of the new trophy wife (AKA: the alpha women who have it all). Women of this caliber are intelligent, independent, powerful, and most likely professionally successful. They represent the opposite image to the brainless beauty of the conventional trophy wife who seeks financial dependence from a sugar daddy.
Although in marital relations, the rise of the alpha woman is practically the result of smart men’s growing preferences for equal partners who are capable to share the burden in breadwinning and decision making; it is music to the ears that women who are achieving professional and financial success are increasingly desirable.
In fact, not only real world alpha women are gaining rave reviews, TV series in recent years are also; visible. Professional women applauded the title announcing “Internationally Acclaimed Barrister Amal Alamudin Marries an Actor;” supporters are fascinated by Huma Abedin’s outfits as well as her boss Hillary’s wardrobe of pantsuits; Meanwhile, TV heroines such as Alicia Florrick in “The Good Wife,” Elizabeth McCord in “Madam Secretary,” and Claire Underwood in “House of Cards,” and many others also embrace the rise of the new trophy wife with their unapologetic demonstration of power, perseverance, and impeccable style.
A presentation of these real and fictional women will provide a vivid portrayal of this positive trend, just to name a few: