Husband’s Heart Risk
Most people assume that life in the rat race is bad
for your health. But reversing the traditional gender roles, being a house
husband is a stressful business, according to the latest research by American
scientist. By giving up their jobs in order to become house husbands, men
increase their risk of heart attack or coronary disease by as much as 82%,
according to research based on 10 year study of 2,500 people in Boston, USA.
Accoding to Dr. Elaine Eaker, the key to the problem
is that some men became stressed about performing a role not traditionally
assigm to them by society. Men who stays at home tend not to have the same
levels of support from friends and family as women do the same.
Jack O’Sullivan, of the Father’s Direct, was quoted
as saying: “Society expects the main career should be a woman and society is
structured around that. Day care is called mother and toddler groups and some
men feel awkward about belonging to those groups.
Professor Gary Cooper, a psychologist at the
University of Manchester, said many men tend to underestimate the task of
caring for a family. He said “Most men think being a house husband involves
putting on a bit of washing, taking the kids to school and then putting their
feet up with a cup of coffee.
They are crazy. Most men are not used to performing
a variety of activities simultanously – the kind of multi-tasking which is
second nature to most women.
It is estimated that men have taken over the main
homemaker’s role in one in seven homes, as increasing numbers of women become
the main breadwinner. The study also found that women in high-powered jobs were
more likely to develop heart disease than those in more junior positions.
main idea of the first paragraph is…
living in the rat race tend to have heart attacks.
research on house-husbands health involved 2,500 people.
did some research on the people’s health living in Boston.
have understandable reasons why they gave up their jobs.
result of the research showed that house-husbands tend to have heart attacks.
men became stressed about performing a role not traditionally assigm to them by
society.” (paragraph 2)
The statement above is
the result of research done by…
Gary Cooper the purpose of the text is…
describe what a house husband is.
persuade readers not to become a house husband.
report the result of a research carried on by Dr Elaine Eaker.
explain to readers why house husbands are subjects to heart attack.
inform readers that 82% of house husbands suffer from heart attack.
house husbands become stressed because…
earn less than their wives.
people do not respect them.
do not join the daycare groups.
They are not used to doing house