Women Work Harder Than Men, Study Says

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Women work harder than men, according to a new study by the Ponemon Institute, an independent research consultancy:

Researchers observed 274 subjects working at companies scattered around the United States in financial services, consumer products, education, health care and energy. Approximately 53 percent of subjects were female and 47 percent were male.

During a ten-minute experimental trial, female subjects worked 2.5 minutes compared to 2.1 minutes for male subjects without a privacy filter installed and 4.9 minutes versus 4.3 minutes for male subjects with a privacy filter installed.

When given the opportunity to walk away during an experimental waiting period 38 percent of female workers walked away compared to 52 percent of male workers.

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Researchers also noticed that men work less when women are around. Thanks, guys! No problem, we'll take care of that extra work for you while you continue making a dollar for every 70 cents we earn.

Alternate takeaway: privacy filters really work.

[Forbes]

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DISCUSSION

Alternate takeaway: No one works very hard in that office.

Alternate takeaway: Men get very angry when science turns against them. Yes, guys, you are good at many things. No, guys, women are not now inherently superior to you, and Jezebel is not claiming as such.

Anecdote! I work from home, and I work seven days a week. My boyfriend gets paid to sleep at a firehouse. I also handle the daily aspects of our small farm and go to school full-time. Somehow, he thinks I'm the lazy one.

Oh snap, I should probably break up with him. :/