A View From Middle England - Conservative with a slight libertarian touch - For Christian charity and traditional belief - Free Enterprise NOT Covert Corporatism

Monday, September 22, 2008

Men with sexist views 'earn more'

Another study, another supposition. This time it is suggested that men who grow up thinking women should stay at home could end up well ahead in the salary stakes. They may be labelled "old-fashioned" - but they are the winners.

Do we need a study to tell us this. Just idle conversation down the pub or over the dinner table would confirm this! Dr Magdalena Zawisza, a psychologist from Winchester University, said that there were a number of theories which might explain the difference between a new-man's wealth and that of a fuddy-duddy.

She said, "It could be that more traditionally-minded men are interested in power, both in terms of access to resources - money in this case - and also in terms of a woman who is submissive. Another theory suggests that employers are more likely to promote men who are the sole earner in preference to those who do not - they recognise that they need more support for their families, because they are the breadwinner."

These aren't theories. They are just how it is. Her second "theory" is self evidently a fact, however much we may disagree with its outcome. Maybe we should have a study into time-wasting initiatives by professorial types.

Chocolate makes you fat - no it doesn't. Cycling is bad for you - no it isn't. And so on! Haven't they got better things to do?


Post a Comment