BATTLE OF THE SEXES
It seems people are not as ready for changes in gender roles as they might think.
A study from the University of Illinois in the US found that both men and women were unhappy with certain swops in conventional gender roles. Men were happiest when they were the main providers for the family – no surprise there. But women who were the main breadwinners were not – they experienced more symptoms of depression. Also, women were happy to leave their jobs to become stay-at-home parents, but men were not. The researchers concluded that although education and career opportunities have changed for women over the past few decades, society’s expectations about what both sexes should be doing seem to be moving a lot slower. So it seems we’re not so modern after all.