Here is an article published in an article a few days back regarding why repeated surveys of women are all showing the same thing.
According to Alan Krueger, an economist at Princeton University in New Jersey, women are far less contented with their lot than they were in the Sixties: meanwhile, men have learned how to relax more and work less.
Funny how the rise of Women’s Lib occurred in that time isn’t it?
This article is rather long, so I’ll condense it and comment on the most salient points.
We women have never had it so good. So why ARE we unhappy?
By BEL MOONEY
They’ve been bitten by the happiness virus – which guarantees a life of dissatisfaction. Because this “illness” isn’t simply about being happy. This bug eats away at the soul because it tells the victim that he or she has the right to be happy – and that happiness lies just over there, perpetually out of reach.
What’s more, it seems that women are affected in greater numbers than men by this affliction.
Two separate American studies have just concluded that women are unhappier than men. Meanwhile, here in Britain, research has established that women are ten times more likely to be severely depressed than they were 50 years ago – and twice as likely as men.
What is going on? With so much freedom and so many opportunities, and with women outperforming men throughout the education system, we ought to be the happiest generation in history – not to mention that life gets better all the time for our daughters.
Depends what, or who, defines what a better life for you is doesn’t it?
In one of the studies, by American economists Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers, a young woman student shines a beam of light on this paradox.
She told them that her mother’s aims in life were relatively simple: she wanted a well-kept house with a beautiful garden, and well-adjusted children who did well at school.
The girl went on: “I sort of want all those things, too. But I also want to have a great career and have an impact on the broader world.”
We all know this story, today’s women want EVERYTHING. Having a great husband, happy kids and a nice home is just OPPRESSION. If she wants only that, she is so oppressed that she cannot see the light! Drag her out of the home and throw her into the shit pit of the working world with the men, then she shall be ‘free!’ Continue reading