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Entries in Mythbusters: International Perspectives (19)

Sunday
Jul242011

TIME Cover Story: Why Men and Women Should End the Chore Wars (USA)

Big news, ladies! Turns out your husbands haven’t been slackers all along.

TIME’s cover story this week (available here for subscribers) examines the “Chore Wars” that take place in most modern marriages, where women have long felt the burden of being overworked. Ever since women entered the workforce en masse in the 1970s, they’ve felt the pressures of paid work on top of their pressures of unpaid work such as chores around the house and childcare. Their husbands, by contrast, seemed to move at a glacial pace to increase their fair share. This pressure on working women has caused, NewsFeed imagines, many a marital spat.

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Thursday
Jul142011

Kisses and cuddles make for happy men

Contrary to conventional wisdom, cuddling and caressing are more important to men than women in a long-term relationship, according to a new international study.

Researchers studied responses from adults in the United States, Brazil, Germany, Japan and Spain, and discovered that men were more likely to be happy in their relationship and that frequent kissing or cuddling was an accurate predictor of happiness for men.

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Wednesday
Jun292011

Feminism? Forget it, sisters (UK)

The long night of modern feminism might be about to end. A glimmer of light is flickering in the encircling gloom.

A study published this week by Dr Catherine Hakim of the London School of Economics has found that men do slightly more work than the women they live with when employment and domestic work are measured together.

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Tuesday
Apr192011

Girls bigger cyber bullys than boys - Association of Teachers and Lecturers survey reveals (UK)

School girls are more adept and persistent at cyber bullying than boys, teachers have revealed.

The survey by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL <http://www.atl.org.uk/>) in the UK of 859 teachers in primary and secondary schools and further education colleges found girls are more likely to resort to cyber-bullying - the form of bullying utilising the internet and mobile phones,

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Tuesday
Apr192011

Teachers worried as girls go top of the class for cyber-bullying (UK) 

Teachers will today call for an investigation into rising levels of poor behaviour among girls in the classroom.

The girls, they argue, are more likely to resort to cyber-bullying – the form of bullying utilising the internet and mobile phones that is worrying school leaders.

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