Study finds young men see themselves as being in competition with the opposite sex.
By Gabriella Swerling, social affairs editor
Men under 30 are less accepting of women’s rights than their older counterparts, a new study suggests.
The EU-wide study suggests that while Western democracies have become increasingly gender-equal over the past decades, there is a more recent ‘backlash against gender equality in the form of rising modern sexism’.
Furthermore, young men are more likely to see women’s progress at their expense and the trend is most prominent in areas with high unemployment and less trust in institutions, according to the findings.
Researchers from the Department of Political Science at Sweden’s Gothenburg University, found that young men see themselves as being in competition with women.
Gefjon Off, a PhD student, who worked on the research, said: ‘Some people believe that increased gender equality only benefits women and do not see the benefits for society as a whole.
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