There is no head of our household. My wife and I have always seemed to naturally defer to whichever one of us is obviously most competent in any given area without need for an artificial hierarchy. A recent study has shown that such attitudes lead to stronger, more satisfying relations for both people.
Could it be that the chauvinist old men who wrote the bible were wrong?
Study: Feminists are better mates
Supporters of equality for women also have stronger relationships, new research says
Take a feminist out to dinner.
That's the advice of a social psychologist who concludes in a new study that feminists make better partners and have stronger romantic relationships.
The results, appearing in the online edition of the peer-reviewed journal Sex Roles, show that for both women and men there was a benefit to having a feminist partner. Feminist women were also more likely than others to be in a romantic relationship.
"If you're a woman paired with a male feminist," said Rudman, "you have a healthier relationship across the board"--better in terms of relationship quality, equality, stability and sexual satisfaction.
"And men paired with female feminists have greater sexual satisfaction and greater relationship stability," she said. "So, [there were] higher scores on two of the four dimensions, with no difference on the other two."