It has been an essential tenet in the feminist catechism – endlessly repeated on Woman’s Hour and in the Guardian – that men exploit and oppress women at home and in their domestic arrangements in the same way that men put women down at work and in the wider society.
The fact that it has been written and published by a woman makes it even more delightful.Ever since the late Sixties, it has been an incontestable article of faith in the feminist creed that men are lazy, slobbish, barbaric, barely civilisable and incapable of switching on the vacuum cleaner without breaking it – and eternal shame on Alistair Campbell and his partner Fiona Miller for boasting about the fact that he lives up to that mould-encrusted cliché. Personally, I like them because you take a girl from “hello” to sex within a couple of hours, and this really confirms your confidence in your game.Truth is, one-night stands benefit those involved because it basically gives two people the opportunity to fulfill their primal urges without any drama or strings attached. Nadine Baum, a centenarian from Hanover, Maryland, credits her longevity in part to eating at Mc Donald’s almost every day, On Thursday, Baum visited a location on Baltimore Street in Hanover (one she usually frequents where the employees know her by name) with her son to have a quick lunch to celebrate a major milestone: her 100th birthday.
But when Baum arrived, she was shocked to find the store filled with balloons, flowers and even a customized birthday cake on her regular table.
Not one of the young men I knew expected or even yearned to marry a woman who would be a domestic serf.
Every one of them – me included – wanted a more equal partnership than our parents’ marriages and looked forward to being more actively engaged in their children’s upbringing – just as they looked forward to hearing the happy chink of coins when their partner’s monthly pay-cheque landed in the joint account.
Your kids will learn to respond to stress the same way you do.
They mimic how you stay up too late, eat on the go, or just get irritable.
A study in 2009 revealed that only three-percent of women would agree to go home with an average guy, while only eight-percent agreed to go home with a very attractive guy.