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The unhappiest workers of all
American Thinker ^ | 07/17/2014 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 07/17/2014 6:55:52 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

How’s that feminism workin’ out for ya? According to a survey reported in a Psychology Today article, the unhappiest workers are:Female

Sounds exactly like the feminist ideal: a woman who needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle. On her own, independent, unburdened, I am woman, hear me roar. Except that she’s not very happy.

The author, Sherrie Bourg Carter, Psy.D., notes that while it is possible the survey is inaccurate (the sample size is only 670 North American white collar workers),

In fact, a comprehensive analysis of the trends in subjective well-being across several decades revealed similar findings regarding female happiness. In The Paradox of Declining Female Happiness published by the American Economic Journal, researchers Betsy Stevenson and Justin Wolfers found that although women's life circumstances by most objective measures have improved greatly over the past few decades, women's happiness has declined both absolutely and relatively to men. 

Dr. Carter’s further explorations of this “paradox” deals with married women, who suffer the burdens of unequal cooking, etc. For example:

56 percent of working women assume responsibility for cooking compared to only 29 percent of working men, and 62 percent take care of the laundry compared to only 31 percent of men. 


(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society
KEYWORDS: females; unhappy; workers

1 posted on 07/17/2014 6:55:52 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

In spite of the obvious attempt to change the subject to married women who have to do more household chores than their lousy husbands, the study dealt with UNMARRIED women who are unhappy.

If they are unhappy now, just with until they get old and sick.


2 posted on 07/17/2014 7:04:55 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: SeekAndFind

Did the doctor also compare the percentage of husbands that do yardwork vs the wives. Or the percentages that do repairs around the house?


3 posted on 07/17/2014 7:05:17 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: SeekAndFind

“According to a survey reported in a Psychology Today article, the unhappiest workers are:Female

•42 years old
•Unmarried
•Have a household income under $100,000
•Work in a professional position (i.e., as a doctor or a lawyer)”

They left out liberal, politically correct with feminist consciousness.

The most miserable people I have ever met are female lawyers or government employees over 40 and single.

There are a lot of them in the DC area.

They hate their jobs, they hate their lives and they hate almost everyone they come in contact with.


4 posted on 07/17/2014 7:14:31 AM PDT by detective
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To: aquila48

Will they compare husbands vs. wives on:

Yard work,
home repairs,
car care & repairs,
pet care,
recreation equipment maintenance,
obtaining and managing home services,
etc.

? hmmm ?


5 posted on 07/17/2014 7:26:18 AM PDT by polymuser ( Enough is enough)
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To: SeekAndFind

The man will protect his family, and die doing so, if needs be. The man works harder and takes more risks.
Cut him some slack if he doesn’t vacuum or cook.


6 posted on 07/17/2014 7:26:59 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: detective
They hate their jobs, they hate their lives and they hate almost everyone they come in contact with.

Have you got their numbers?

7 posted on 07/17/2014 7:27:15 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: detective

I would bet that while they were in their mid 20’s there were some nice hard working guys around that wanted to marry them but the women said no.


8 posted on 07/17/2014 7:27:28 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: detective

“They hate their jobs, they hate their lives and they hate almost everyone they come in contact with.”

In the PC San Francisco bay area (where I reside), throw in “lesbian” and you have some of the most unpleasant and bitter people I have ever met.

The local “women for women” Craigslist ads are both incredibly sad but enlightening at the same time. Kinda ironic how “gay” and “happy” have ended up with opposite meanings...


9 posted on 07/17/2014 7:29:44 AM PDT by Tigerized (Keep Calm, Carry On, but Never Give Up.)
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To: aquila48

No, the doctor did not do comparisons about which person does tasks around the house which husbands normally do.

This is a classic case of someone using very selective criteria to draw judgements about how men are not doing enough around the house.


10 posted on 07/17/2014 8:09:14 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Tigerized

It’s crazy how homosexuals co-opted the word “gay”.

The word gay is no longer ever used based on its dictionary definition. It’s not even a word with a double meaning. Nowadays, gay means only homosexual.


11 posted on 07/17/2014 8:10:37 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

My aunt married a man who’s last name was Gay. they are both gone now but I have a cousin named Gay. I have often wondered, as I have seen the definition of this word change, if he would change his last name to something more manly.


12 posted on 07/17/2014 8:18:01 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: SeekAndFind

Unequal cooking?
What about unequal lawn mowing, hedge trimming, gutter cleaning, oil changing, trash taking and house painting? And this husband cooks, cleans AND does laundry, mostly because i Want to help my working wife.

We have a deal. She takes care of things inside, I take the outside and we’re both very happy with that.


13 posted on 07/17/2014 8:27:04 AM PDT by subterfuge (Hey NSA snoop, get a real job you idiot!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Still laughing at Rush Limbaugh who cited a study that said the more a person has sex, the smarter they are. Rush answered “Well, that should make prostitutes the smartest people in the world. Let’s go ask a few and find out.”


14 posted on 07/17/2014 8:28:03 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Every time you say no to a liberal, you make the Baby Barack cry.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Well thats queer.


15 posted on 07/17/2014 8:29:15 AM PDT by subterfuge (Hey NSA snoop, get a real job you idiot!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“It’s crazy how homosexuals co-opted the word “gay”.”

If you’re not a member of that protected minority, you’ll have Wanda Sykes in your grill dealing out the personal insults, followed by her order to “knock it off!”

Remember this PSA to counteract using “gay” as a adjective?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWS0GVOQPs0

It’s chilling how we allow small minorities to exercise such power over the majority. We do it in the name of compassion, but unrestrained power ultimately leads to fascism. All for a good cause, of course.


16 posted on 07/17/2014 8:40:09 AM PDT by Tigerized (Keep Calm, Carry On, but Never Give Up.)
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To: polymuser
In general, in my house.....

I take care of things if they're: 1) outside (yard, etc) 2) heavy (vaccuming, moving furniture, etc) 3) lousy (ie, climbing around on the roof or under the house)

Mrs WBill takes care of laundry, dishes and "routine" housework. We split the cooking and kid maintenance. And, of course there are exceptions. But in the end, it works out to about 50-50.

I think that's about par for the course in most households that I've seen - again, with exceptions.

But, of course you're right....'tisn't PC to talk about what men *do*....only what they don't do.

17 posted on 07/17/2014 8:42:33 AM PDT by wbill
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To: aquila48
"Did the doctor also compare the percentage of husbands that do yardwork vs the wives. Or the percentages that do repairs around the house?"

My wife has never once cut the grass, changed the oil in the cars, and couldn't tell a socket from a screwdriver. Did they figure that in the percentages?

18 posted on 07/17/2014 8:49:09 AM PDT by akalinin
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To: Maine Mariner
Small correction, based on observation of Mrs WBill's college friends...... :-)

hard working guys around that wanted to marry them but the women said no were too self-absorbed in pursuing their own interests, or were wishing that straight men could be more like their gay friends, or just couldn't be bothered.

That's just what I saw. YMMV. :-) And, for what it's worth, my wife's old college friends are all now in their 40's, unmarried, and desperately unhappy. I'm glad that she's spending more time with the folks in our church. Far better class of people.

19 posted on 07/17/2014 8:49:37 AM PDT by wbill
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To: Ditter

The road which turns off the main highway before heading up the mountain toward our house is named “Gay Road”.

It is named for a small community that used to be there and was named “Gay”. Absolutely NOTHING to do with homosexuals.

Liberals destroying the language, again. If they cannot co-opt a word then they outlaw it.

Next thing you know some Federal judge or the USPTO will outlaw “Redneck” and “honkey”. Then what shall I call myself?

:-)


20 posted on 07/17/2014 8:58:34 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ( "For those who have fought for it, Life bears a savor the protected will never know")
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To: aquila48

Or percentages of husbands that fix/repair/maintain the vehicles?

Or pay the lion’s share of the bills?


21 posted on 07/17/2014 10:01:25 AM PDT by ItsOurTimeNow ("Scheming demons dressed in kingly guise, beating down the multitudes and scoffing at the wise.")
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To: BwanaNdege

yeah, gay used to mean “happy and joyous”. Redneck meant a fair skinned person who worked in the sun and had a sunburned neck, like my husband. I never knew what “honkey” meant. Maybe I am one. :(


22 posted on 07/17/2014 10:25:01 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter

Maybe we ought to start a “Dictionary of the Original Meanings of Words”.

I am forever grateful to Mrs Clapper, my 8th grade Latin teacher. Among the many things that I actually learned was that our English word, “companion” was derived from two Latin words, “con (or com)”, meaning “with” and “pan”, meaning “bread”.

Ergo, a “companion” was someone with whom you broke (shared) bread.

A richer, deeper meaning than simply one who is in my general neighborhood on several occasions.


23 posted on 07/17/2014 10:57:20 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ( "For those who have fought for it, Life bears a savor the protected will never know")
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To: BwanaNdege

Good idea for a dictionary! I have been thinking about “honkey” the only connection I can think of is “honkeytonk” meaning “beer joint” (with music) or like today “a club”. Maybe a “honkey” was someone who frequented a “honkeytonk”.


24 posted on 07/17/2014 11:12:38 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter

Honkey is the slave message to each other that white people speak through their nose. I read that in Andersonville I do believe. Great book, long.


25 posted on 07/17/2014 11:15:38 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Safetgiver

Interesting but not true. I wonder how that came about?


26 posted on 07/17/2014 11:24:50 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honky

“Honky (also spelled honkie or sometimes honkey) is mainly an exonym for white people, predominantly heard in the United States. The first recorded use of honky in this context may date back to 1946, although the use of “Honky Tonk” occurred in films well before that time.[1] The exact origins of the word are generally unknown and postulations about the subject vary.” (A series of guesses & speculations follow at this webpage)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exonym

If our “brothers of a darker persuasion” wish to call me a “honkey” then that’s hunky-dory with me!


27 posted on 07/17/2014 3:27:04 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ( "For those who have fought for it, Life bears a savor the protected will never know")
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To: BwanaNdege

...........honky tonk ‘n.... let’s go honky tonk ‘n..... honky tonk ‘n just you and me......

I haven’t heard that song in quite a while. :)


28 posted on 07/17/2014 3:41:37 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter

My understanding is that the word “honkey” was an ebonic derivative of “hunkey”, or Hungarian. Somewhat related to “bohunk”.

Seems that urban blacks resented the fresh off the boat Hungarians who immigrated to one of “their” neighborhoods, and the term spread from there.


29 posted on 07/19/2014 9:50:28 AM PDT by Tigerized (Keep Calm, Carry On, but Never Give Up.)
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To: Tigerized

I remember my dad had some good friends he referred to as “bohunks” but I haven’t heard that term in a long time.


30 posted on 07/19/2014 10:22:11 AM PDT by Ditter
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