Friday, May 18, 2007

Feminism is Bad for Your Health

Well, the facts are finally in:

"...researchers have discovered that gender equality may make people unwell.

Researchers in Sweden, arguably one of the most egalitarian countries in the world, have found that equality could be associated with poorer health for both men and women.

In the study, published in Social Science and Medicine, the researchers compared data from all of Sweden's 290 municipalities. They used nine indicators of equality in both the private and public sectors, ranging from the proportion of men and women in management jobs to average income. These were related to local life expectancy, disability and absence from work through illness.

The results showed a strong link between gender equality and levels of sickness and disability for both men and women. One of the findings was that equal financial resources between the sexes was associated with higher levels of sickness and disability."

- The Independent, 25 March 2007

Who would've thought - equality actually harms you.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Stacy said...

Now that's an interesting study. I'd be interested to read the actual study itself. Thanks for the post.

Fri May 18, 10:41:00 am 2007  
Blogger Karen said...

I think women have historically had longer life expentancies than men because we haven't had to put up with job-related crap in the workplaces that they do... until now. Not that we haven't WORKED, but our work has been different.

That could have something to do with it.

Sat May 19, 08:27:00 pm 2007  

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