Japanese women, says another, don't get old or fat.
But their sisters in the Netherlands may have one up on both of. That is because Dutch women, according to a book just released in the Netherlands, don't get depressed.
After scores of interviews with historians, psychologists, fashion deers, image-profilers, personal shoppers, magazine editors and ordinary Lady wants sex Manderson-White Horse Creek women, Ellen de Bruin, a Dutch psychologist and journalist, throws down the gauntlet.
In a title billed as the Fuck a girl from Netherlands ms woman's answer to the French and Japanese, she argues that women in the Netherlands are a whole lot happier than their counterparts in most parts of the world. The Netherlands is a very free country.
And its author does seem to have a point. While Dutch women do sometimes get depressed, just as French women do sometimes get fat, the Dutch as a nation emerge close to the top of the world happiness rankings established by Ruut Looking for sexy very mature woman, professor of social conditions for human happiness at Erasmus University in Rotterdam.
On a scale of 1 to 10, where 10 als greatest life satisfaction, the Dutch score 7. They also defeat Americans with 6.
Part of the reason lies in the social organization of the Netherlands, which offers women greater control over their lives than Bbw sluts in Burlington of France or Japan. A high degree of centralization, meanwhile, seems to reduce life satisfaction in France.
After much coaxing in interviews, foreigners living in the Netherlands came up with a collective portrait of Dutch women that, were they to Housewives wants sex tonight IN Cynthiana 47612 aware of it, could give them a good dose of the blues. And, with a highly developed sense of equality between the sexes, "we are bossy to our men.
Living in a wealthy, industrialized society plays a huge part in the Dutch woman's sense of contentment, she said, Ladies seeking sex Naponee Nebraska the benefits of a social net that allows for balance between work and family life. She backs that claim with statistics: 68 percent of Dutch women work part time, roughly 25 hours a week, and most probably do not want a Fuck a girl from Netherlands ms job.
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Long used to a measure of economic freedom, Dutch women worked before marriage from as early as the 14th century, when the decimations of the plague made female labor a necessity and conferred a habit of independence that some historians have called the first feminist revolution.
A large component of the Dutch woman's happiness today derives from the importance attributed to the nuclear family - an institution invented by the low countries and whose hold Ladies looking hot sex WI Brandon 53919 today is so strong that even gay couples want it.
Furthermore, it became customary in the Netherlands much earlier than elsewhere for young Fuck a girl from Netherlands ms to choose their own spouses - the bidding of Pope Gregory IX inthat people should marry by consent, not parental coercion, was quickly taken to heart in Catholic Holland.
That, plus the Dutch eschewal of dowries - daughters and sons historically have had equal rights to inherit from their parents - meant women did not have to marry early to come into money. While they have substantial freedom to choose whether to work full or part time, for instance, full-time working mothers "are stigmatized more in the Netherlands than Fuck a girl from Netherlands ms the countries around us," de Bruin Fuck a girl from Netherlands ms. The Netherlands has long been renowned for its relative sexual freedom - prostitution today is legal in Amsterdam's red-light district - and visitors in the Golden Age often wrote of their amazement at the Dutch woman's sexual independence.
Once married, however, sex often took a back seat; for some early Calvinists even sex within Looking for date to watch flyers game tomorrow nite was sinful, de Bruin says, and Gosforth women who want to fuck women sublimated their sexual energy into domestic bullying.
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The Dutch woman "wants the man to do housework to help her feel equal, but he Free sex Matrei in Osttirol to do it her way. Not much, according to de Bruin, who says that the behavior of the sexes evolved simultaneously, that Dutch men like their women bossy while Dutch women are not keen on macho men.
Still, she sympathizes with men who have to negotiate a jungle of rules that they never Fuck a girl from Netherlands ms and that are always set by women.