Sexes: Back Off, Buddy

A new Hite report stirs up a furor over sex and love in the '80s

Ah, love in the '80s. Men who cry. Women who compete. Fathers who nurture. Mothers who assert themselves. Shared feelings between equal partners. Equal shares of housework and orgasms. Two rewarding careers; two fulfilling love lives. At last, a peaceful resolution to the war between the sexes. Right?

Well, not quite. Sure, there have been some improvements. Men do dishes after women cook, and some have even mastered the vacuum cleaner. Women, meanwhile, troop off to the office to discover the pleasures of the 16-hour workday and the rush-hour commute. Certainly, both sexes have come to appreciate better the tough role...

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