Women, being married neednt make you unhappy if you choose the right man | Hadley Freeman

A happiness expert says wives are more miserable than other women. Is it because they find theyve married another child, asks Guardian columnist Hadley Freeman Tchuh, women. Never bloody happy, are they? Except, it turns out, they are, just not in the way they were told to be, and thought they should be. According to an article in the New York Times, which ran earlier this month, beneath the frankly irresistible headline: What Good Dads Get Away With. Written by clinical psychologist Darcy Lockman, the article includes some if you are a woman in a heterosexual relationship with children unforgettable statistics: on average, women do at least 65% of the childcare; it will take another 75 years for true equality …

The 2020 US elections will again expose the barriers facing female politicians | Martina Fitzgerald

No one knocks men when they declare their ambition, says political journalist Martina Fitzgerald A recent issue of Vanity Fair featured a cover photo of research from the Harvard Kennedy School suggests. More frustratingly, female voters are as likely to hold these negative views. Male politicians escape this ambition backlash. Over the next 18 months these attitudes will be visible for all to see. The current race for the US presidency has a One in four of the worlds parliamentarians are women. The numbers are even lower for decision-making positions. Only 50% female parliaments. True, a handful of prominent countries have women in top roles (Angela Merkel, Theresa May and Jacinda Ardern who recently became only the second female PM …