Egalitarian relationships are those in which partners equally share all benefits, burdens and responsibilities. Egalitarian relationships go against the societal norm due to the lack of traditional gender roles. Friends, siblings or work colleagues also can be in egalitarian-type relationships even though they are not partners.Continue Reading
Lori Gottlieb suggests, in her NYTimes.com article "Does a More Equal Marriage Mean Less Sex," that "the very qualities that lead to greater emotional satisfaction in peer (egalitarian) marriages may be having an unexpected negative impact on these couples' sex lives."
She came to this conclusion based of the findings of a study called "Egalitarianism, Housework and Sexual Frequency in Marriage." This study originated to argue that egalitarian relationships should be the norm because of the positive benefits couples experience. However, the findings backfired as the results came back that when men took on more feminine roles, the couples had less sex. In relationships where men took on more traditionally masculine roles, their wives reported greater sexual satisfaction.
Although these findings are interesting, they do not apply to all people and relationships. Just as with all relationship types and behaviors, egalitarian relationships work when the partners agree that this style fits for both of them.Learn more about Social Sciences
Some of the issues facing millennialsas of 2015are underemployment, unemployment, a rising cost of living and high student loan burdens. Both male and female millennials are concerned about balancing their work and their personal lives, and want to spend more time with their families, as noted in the results of a survey conducted by Bentley University. Millennials are also concerned over the high cost of housing and tend to live with their parents much longer than previous generations.Full Answer >
Although the ancient Nile River civilizations of Egypt and Nubia were trade partners, the two cultures were also ideological and military adversaries.The two civilizations, however, eventually shared in each others' affairs to a great degree despite their differences and armed conflicts. Various Nubians became Egyptian Pharaohs, and some historians consider Nubians and Egyptians becoming almost indistinguishable from each other as the two cultures mixed together.Full Answer >
The effects of early marriage can vary depending on the age of the individual and the culture, but early marriage poses more problems than benefits for the partners involved. A forced early marriage arrangement neglects both human rights and individual choice. Individuals who are immature (at any age) are also unprepared for the complex, permanent union of marriage.Full Answer >
Rights refer to the privileges accorded to you by a governing body, and are usually written into laws; responsibilities are the obligations or duties that can either be assigned to you or assumed by you. Rights can be challenged or defended in a court of law.Full Answer >