Study: British Men Are More Traditional About Gender Roles Than Other European Dudes


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A study found that British men are more traditional when it comes to gender roles between men and women, according to the New York Post Thursday.

British blokes tend to prefer men and women to take on different responsibilities over a more progressive take on gender roles, The New York Post reported. Researchers at Manchester Metropolitan University polled 32 straight couples to gain insight on how European’s understanding of gender stereotypes varies across Europe.

“While mononational couples typically rely on a shared cultural bedrock to build their relationship, binational couples face the task of assembling their own hybrid bedrock to cradle their life together,” Benedicte Brahic, the leader of the study and a sociology professor at Manchester Metropolitan University, told the Independent. (RELATED: Study: Your Mom Probably Won’t Love Her Mother’s Day Gift)

“European transnationalism – constituted, amongst other things, by transnational families and binational couples, is a social reality for a growing number of individuals, yet little is known about the lives, experiences, opportunities and challenges of these pioneers of Europeanisation from below,” Brahic added.

British men are still much more in favor of egalitarian gender roles compared to Eastern European countries, the survey also found.

Approximately one in four women from England prefer observing traditional role as homemaker, The Telegraph reported in 2014.

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