Hmm, I'd always heard that the life expectancy rates still said that out of an old married couple, the man will probably die first.
Just to make sure I understood correctly, it's not that married women lead shorter lives than married men, so much as that single women live longer than married women while married men live longer than single men?
As things currently stand, marriage is good for men but bad for women. Or maybe unmarried life is bad for men but good for women? Either way, something here needs to be rectified.
Kind of ironic too, considering the social pressure on women to marry, and the concept that getting married as a man is getting the ol' ball and chain, and losing your freedom.
Might be because women in general seem to put so much effort into those relationships. While things are
changing and going closer to the middle, it wouldn't be far off to say that married women in western society still tend to pick up the larger role in parenting and housekeeping overall. Which combined with the fact that most women work now makes for a rather high tempo lifestyle, which creates stress, which lessens life expectancy. Just a theory though, could be wrong.
edited 20th Jun '12 1:30:01 PM by Barkey
The AR-15 is responsible for 95% of all deaths each year. The rest of the deaths are from obesity and drone strikes.