From "The Way to Social Harmony" by Venerable Pyinnyathiha:
"Nowadays wives as well as husbands have to work and earn money. They do not have to depend on their husband for money. Because of that they might think these principles are out of date and automatically lower themselves following the rule. If so, it proves that they cannot get rid of pride and cannot give real loving-kindness to their husbands. There is no reason for them not to fulfill the responsibilities if they really love their husbands. Wives should put the rules to the test. There will be no disadvantages by practicing the rule. When wives put the rules into practice, it is sure they will gain their husbands' affection and increasing loving care."