Okay, so maybe it isn't nagging per se — we love us a provocative headline once in a while — but a new study suggests that assertive female behavior in a romantic relationship pays major domestic dividends. Researchers conducting a study of married couples in Iowa have found that wives "displayed more power than their husbands during problem-solving discussions" and got their way.
'This study at least suggests that the marriage is a place where women can exert some power,' researcher David Vogel, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at Iowa State, says in the release. 'Whether or not it's because of changing societal roles, we don't know. But they are, at least, taking responsibility and power in these relationships.'
Oh man, we just can't wait to have husbands. After decades of enduring unwanted catcalls, blood-stained underwear and professional marginalization all on account of our gender, we'll finally have someone to take it all out on. And maybe if we communicate powerfully enough he'll have sex with us too!
Study: Women Wear The Pants In Marriage [CBSNews]