Toilet signs 3

This one is a photo which a friend took from a toilet in an office in Myanmar/Burma. I assume it’s from a men’s toilet.

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Mother’s Day? Not here!

It might come as a surprise to all those who celebrate Mother’s Day today, second Sunday of May, but all countries do actually not celebrate Mother’s Day at the same time.

In France, Mother’s Day is at the end of May. In Norway it’s the second Sunday of February, and Father’s Day is second Sunday of November.

Which day is it in YOUR country?

Women still accept a beating…

… but fewer and fewer do. More and more men also oppose domestic violence. Fortunately. This is according to a study by the researcher Rachael Pierotti,  which appears in the April issue of the American Sociological Review. 

Max Fisher in the Washington Post has made a summary of the study, and has made a map of the findings.

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Some of the reasons why women accepts being hit are:

1) if she goes out without telling him

2) if she neglects the children

3) if she argues with him

4) if she refuses to have sex with him

5) if she burns the food