Through The Static

March 13, 2008

Are Modern Women Miserable?

Filed under: Gender — disciplepete @ 3:46 pm

Pretty interesting article. An interesting point for me was that in surveys men now report to be happier than women, whereas it was the other way around in the past. From Alternet:

The researchers themselves note that because men traditionally were less happy, perhaps women’s happiness has diminished as they’ve entered into their world and are now bedeviled by the same woes that have long depressed men.

Careful what you wish for, maybe? But it seems more complex than that; the article seems to argue that women’s unhappiness is caused by having so many choices…they can choose to be career women, homemakers, or take care of elderly parents…whereas for men, we’ve always basically just had one choice. So the article seems to be arguing that modern women are prone to unhappiness because they’re not sure what they should do , and/or think they should be perfect in both the ‘modern’ career aspect of their life and the traditional homemaker role. Well, check out the article yourself and stop reading me blab about it. =)


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