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#Men and Women

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why has a big post-Budget row erupted over women's State pensions? Not Fair

Explainer: Why has a big post-Budget row erupted over women's State pensions?

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From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: You asked, we answered - the gender pay gap Factcheck

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From The42 The sport in which 'men and women are seen as equals’ Diversity

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This is a conversation that every man and woman has had Mars And Venus This post contains videos

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“Don’t try to fix it. I just need you to listen”

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Study shows that tone of voice may signal higher risk of infidelity.

RESEARCH BY the London School of Economics has blasted the idea that of women work “double shifts” to make up for the behaviour of lazy spouses.

The long-held concept that women work long hours in the office – only to come home to clean the house and look after the children is dismissed as a myth by the study, conducted by LSE sociologist Catherine Hakim.

Hakim argues that, when the number of  hours spent doing both paid work and unpaid household work is taken into consideration, European men and women do about the same number of productive work hours a day: approximately eight.

She said: “This data overturns the well-entrenched theory that women work disproportional long hours in jobs and at home in juggling family and work. Feminists constantly complain that men are not doing their fair share of domestic work. The reality is that most men already do more than their fair share”.

Strangely though, this seems to be the case only if the couple has children; if the couple is childless and both working full-time hours, then women tend to do slightly more work, all in all.

Hakim identifies three lifestyle categories: work-centred, home-centred or wanting to combine work and family (adaptive).

Findings show that about 60% of women fall into the adaptive category, 20% want a work-centred lifestyle, and 20% are home-centred.

Hakim is attempting to highlight the kind of  “work” valued by European government – and the effects of this. She said: “One-sided policies that support employment and careers but ignore the productive work done in the family are, in effect, endorsing market place values over family values”.

NEARLY HALF OF WOMEN like to keep their clothes on during sex, according to a new survey. 48% of females prefer to wear at least one item of clothing, choosing not to bare all.

Women say it’s a body confidence issue but men don’t agree. When the men were asked if they’d like their partners to wear an item of clothing in bed only 36% of them said “yes”.

And while men would prefer their ladies to wear a negligees, the w0men would prefer to wear a bra. The survey also shows that 61% of women prefer to have sex with the lights off while men prefer to keep the lights on.

Andy Barr, marketing director at MyCelebrityFashion.co.uk, said: ”This research has really unveiled how large a part clothes play when it comes to female body confidence.

”The fact that such a large proportion of women claim to feel sexier with an item kept on suggests that, whilst body confidence might be low, clothes can really improve a woman’s self-image.”

:: 1,563 people were polled for the study by MyCelebrityFashion.co.uk