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Women’s Needs

The pay gap between men and women is considerable: women earn 83 cents for every dollar men earn. This gap reflects the fact that women are less likely to be employed in well-paid jobs and are less educated than men. Sources: 8

To be fair, women are, on average, paid less than men and are more likely to work part-time – a factor that helped shield them from the current recession. But, while the gender pay gap reflects women’s own choice to do more demanding jobs with flexible hours and take time off to care for their families, it also reflects a legacy of stereotypes and discrimination that discourages or discourages women from being hired and promoted to better-paying jobs. Sources: 4, 8

Women do not need partners who put all their energy into proving themselves stronger, more masculine, more macho, or more heroic than they are. In a recent study, we examined what women between 18 and 75 need from men in their lives. Not surprising, the qualities which women seek from heterosexual romantic partners, male friends and men in general are not so different from those they seek from friends. Sources: 9

Women need men who show kindness, patience, understanding, empathy and compassion. Women need men in their lives who are feminist allies who want to see them as successful as they wish to enjoy their own success. Women don’t want perfect partners, but they do want men who aspire to be their best self. Sources: 3, 9

Due to the excessive overload of disempowering messages sent to women about their sexuality, women need a safe place where they can trust their partner. Few women want to feel guilty about anything to a sexual partner. In any kind of relationship, men and women should be considerate of each other’s feelings. Sources: 3, 9

For many women, especially women over 40 and in menopause, physical desire is not the primary motivation for sex. Different factors can help them to feel aroused and desire sex, and different factors can dampen desire. Sex is something that women ask for, but men don’t do it and don’t favor you by assuming that the result is a sexual favor for you. Sources: 7, 9

While the majority of modern men are unable to penetrate their wives, some women are more open than their husbands. While this is true for most men, it is not true for most women. Sources: 3, 7

Taking into account the biomechanical differences between men and women, there are innumerable usability problems when women use oversized tools. For example, cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in women, is still present in women and progresses more slowly than in men. When it comes to women’s needs, the relationship between man and woman is an emotional stalemate. Sources: 3, 5, 11

Around a quarter of women aged 65-74 and almost half of women aged 85 and over live alone, and as the older population continues to grow, demand for essential social support services such as transport, personal care and social isolation interventions will increase, as they provide primary health care that older women are more likely to experience than older men, even though women have a longer life expectancy. Sources: 5

Working with precise human factual data relating to the needs of men and women is crucial. We surveyed over 700 couples across the country and asked them to rank their needs for their spouses in our book 5 Love Needs: Men and Women. This study examined women’s perceptions of their most pressing problems and needs in the rural Amazon province of Orellana, Ecuador, in the mid-2000s. Sources: 2, 10, 11

We reveal that if there is one thing women are looking for, if they are looking for a man, it is trustworthiness. Our research shows that women have two main complaints about men: 1) that they are not there enough and 2) that they do not have enough emotional connection. Sources: 0

Studies have shown that there are remarkable gender differences in the prevalence of neurological disorders in women and men. Women have a lower risk of developing Parkinson’s disease (PD) than men, but research does not provide a clear explanation for why women are diagnosed earlier. Limited research shows that women with Parkinson have different experiences with the disease than men with the disease and this is linked with risk, symptoms, treatment and care. Sources: 1, 5

According to our survey, a third of the men are more burdened than men with household chores : women tend not to help their spouse or partner with housework. Seventy per cent of health and social care workers are women, and they do three times as much unpaid care work outside the home as men. Women tend to have better social networks than men, and women tend to manage their anxieties through concentrated tasks rather than anger, while men tend to do both. Sources: 0, 4, 6

As we have already written, the number of working women in the United States is surpassing the number of working men. Without new policies and practices that include greater burden-sharing for unpaid work outside the home, more support for working families under time pressure, and higher wages for men and women, middle-class income growth will disappear. Women must resist stereotypes about age and income segments, which lump them together with the characterization of “bad” or “undifferentiated” men.