Study: German men think gender equality reached

Over a third of German men find it difficult to fulfill expectations, a study released on Monday suggested, while two thirds believe gender equality has already been achieved.

Study: German men think gender equality reached
Photo: DPA

The study, carried out by the Allensbach Institute found seven percent of men believed they could not act like a “real man” because that was no longer acceptable. Sixty-four percent said they felt men and women were equal, and 35 percent said they found it hard to fulfill gender role expectations.

But that does not mean Germany’s men are lacking in the macho stakes, the editor-in-chief of women’s supplement Bild der Frau, Sandra Immoor, said on Monday – rather they are insecure.

Men should relax, the study’s authors said, as women do not actually expect as much from them as many believe. Seventy-one percent of men believe that they should be the family breadwinner, while just 60 percent of women believe men should.

The majority of men did say that they felt they should be more family-orientated, and help more around the house.

READ MORE: German men lust after female earners

DPA/The Local/jcw

Follow us on Twitter @thelocalgermany

Like The Local Germany on Facebook

Member comments

Log in here to leave a comment.
Become a Member to leave a comment.