readers who are in a couple where the woman earns more to answer a survey about their relationship. A surprisingly small number of respondents said the woman has more power because she makes more money; about two-thirds reported that they share power equally. Lori, an attorney who makes half a million dollars a year, was tired of dating men who considered her professional competition, and whose “entire mood depended on whether they’d inched one step closer that day to being CEO.” So she married a train conductor she met on the dating site About 7,500 obliged, and a few hundred wrote me emails. A couple of things about the participants: Does earning more money mean the woman has more power in the relationship? “I wanted a man who didn’t talk about his work all day, who would rather go for a bike ride on the beach,” she told me. He’s just comfortable in his own skin.” Still, it was clear from my dozens of interviews that there are tensions under the surface.But that happy place of equilibrium seems to be fading as well.
"Lifestyles are changing," said Pascale Hébel, head of the consumers' department at Crédoc.
"More and more French people skip breakfast, notably young adults, whereas it's the meal where the biggest quantity of bread is consumed," she told Le Parisien newspaper.
About 40 percent of wives in the United States now out-earn their husbands, and researcher Liza Mundy predicts they will be the majority in a generation. About one-third said the men were self-conscious about making less money (but, again, many of these were women reporting on how they believe their husbands feel), and slightly fewer felt judged by the community.
It’s already happening with education: According to Esteve, the majority of women in France, Hungary, Israel, Portugal, Brazil, Belarus, Mongolia, and Colombia—to name a few—now marry men with less schooling than they have. Nearly 90 percent said in the future, it will be more acceptable for women to be the main providers.
Unlike us Brits who wolf down ready-made sandwiches at our desks in record time, for the French eating is a leisurely experience to be enjoyed with friends and family, Dr Carrie Ruxton told Mail Online.
For them, it’s about taking time over your main meals and eating for pleasure rather than necessity.The baguette has also fallen foul of a trend to drop the traditional sit-down French meal with starter, main and dessert in favour of ready-made fare, such as pasta, where bread is not required. The slogan will be seen on more than 7,000 billboards across France, be inscribed on bread bags and even written in "clean" graffiti on the pavements of major French cities.As a result the bread lobby is launching a massive national campaign to boost sales called: "Coucou, tu as pris le pain? "The question will be posed as people go about their daily lives at a key moment when, if they don't have any bread, they can still take action and get it at the boulangerie," explains the campaign website.I’d be too embarrassed.” A woman removed her top to sun bathe in Paris in August but she is a dying breed seeing as only two percent of French women under 35 say they are willing to go topless, according to an Elle magazine poll.In the 1960s, it took a country like France to make feminism sexy — and women did it by going topless on the beach.PARIS — France’s summer is fast becoming a memory, and so is one of its iconic beach sights: the topless woman.