Gender divide

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The Independent Online

It has taken a team of researchers from Middlesex University to confirm what many of us have know all along: that men, far from being Victor Meldrews, mellow with age, while women retain all their fury. According to their findings, presented to the British Psychological Society, among 41- to 60-year-olds, men's anger had fallen and then levelled off while women's remained the same at retirement.

It has taken a team of researchers from Middlesex University to confirm what many of us have know all along: that men, far from being Victor Meldrews, mellow with age, while women retain all their fury. According to their findings, presented to the British Psychological Society, among 41- to 60-year-olds, men's anger had fallen and then levelled off while women's remained the same at retirement.

Of course. With women to look after them, men can grow old gracefully. But women, having spent a lifetime looking after men, might have hoped for a relief in retirement. No wonder they rage until the dying of the light.

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