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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, October 31, 1984 - Page 3
Break-ups bum women
out more, study says
BOSTON (AP) - Women are more likely than men to suf-
fer physical and emotional problems from the breakup of a
romance, even when they do the jilting, a psychological study
Dr. Robin Akert of Wellesley College surveyed 344 college
students about their heartaches. Not surprisingly, she found
their level of misery depended a lot on whether they initiated
the break-up, were dumped, or reached a mutual agreement
to split up, she said. But in all cases, the business was usually
more traumatic for women.
"I'M NOT saying that men are callous and cruel, that they
aren't hurt at all and blithely go on with their lives," said
Akert. "But it does look like women are more upset, no mat-
ter what role they are in."
Both men and women often feel wretched when they get
jilted. But the women tended to have more trouble adjusting
to the split, regardless of who called it quits. They suffered
more unhappiness, lineliness, depression, and especially,
anger, than did men. T1hey also were more apt to sleep too
much or too little, lose their appetite or overeat, or suffer
stomach aches, headaches,and other physical woes.
THE UNPUBLISHED research, presented in part at a
meeting of the American Psychological Association, was
based on a survey of 171 men and 173 women. It found, for
example, that 49 percent of the women who terminated a
relationship - the "breakers" - suffered physical ills af-
terward, compared with 26 percent of the men who made the
break. Among those who got dumped, 88 percent of the
women and 76 percent of the men remembered these sym-
The study also found that the women liked to spend more
time than men talking over the impending split with their
mates. And the women also were interested in staying on
friendly terms, while the men, in general, were not.
'Men have a different approach to this than women,"
Akert said Monday. "It might be healthier to get your life
started again. Women's strategy might cause them more
WHY WOMEN suffer more at the end of an affair was not
clear. However, Akert speculated, "To some extent, it may
be part of the female sex role. Women are supposed to be the
nurturers, the ones who are in charge of the relationship.
"Men value relationships very much," she added, "but I
think that when they end, the loss is taken more
philosophically by men, whereas women may place more on
their self-esteem in their relationships."
Akert said it's possible that the women surveyed were sim-
ply more willing to acknowledge how bad they felt when af-
fairs ended, but she doesn't believe that the men are being
macho and don't want to admit to it, she said. "The fact that
the male breakees are admitting to all kinds of symptoms
that aren't terribly macho leads me to think that they really
are reporting accurately."
Although it looks like Parisians are watching an earthquake hit their city, they are actually admiring a fountain-sculp-
ture called "Embacle" created by Canadian sculptor Charles Daudelin.
'U' may vote on suicide pills
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A NEW campus organization,
Students Against Nuclear Suicide
(SANS) is sponsoring the referendum.
SANS was organized to increase
awareness on the nuclear issue and to
have people equate nuclear war with
suicide, said Brown organizer Jason
Salzman. They seek to offer an option to
those who prefer suicide to suffering
the consequences of nuclear fallout, he
said, adding that the group emphasizes
that the suicide pills can only be used in
the event of a nuclear war and that the
use of the pills is optional.
The group hopes to get the suicide
pill proposal on the ballot in next April's
THE REFERENDUM is non-binding,
therefore, even if the students pass the
resolution, the University does not have
to act on it.
SANS has arranged for Salzman to fly
to the University next week to speak to
an r ngnisthclass.
The University of Colorado, mean-
while, is voting on the same referen-
dum this week during their school elec
tions yesterday and today. "We're get-
ting a large voter turnout," said Jill
Hanauer, student body president.
"Seven hundred ninety students within
the first three hours voted. This is only
from one of four ballot locations on
THE ISSUE is a particularly sen-
sitive issue at the University of
Colorado which is located only nine
miles from Rocky Flats Arsenal, the
plant which manufactures all the
nation's platunium triggers.
Rallies protesting the nuclear
movement will be held this Friday on
college campuses nationwide. The
University will not be participating in
this rally, however, because the group
has not had time to organize, said
Karen Mysliwiec, LSA senior and
spokesperson from SANS.
Also last night, the assembly
unanimously passed a resolution
calling for the University to increase
minority representation on campus.
Although the Universtiy published a
report citing an increase in black
students on campus, the increase only
accounts for .2%.
This is* an insignificant increase in
black student enrollment," reported
Roderick Linzie, MSA's black student
researcher. The law school and medical
school show most of the increase in
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Celebrate today's ghoulish holiday by attending the University Symphony
Orchestra's annual Halloween concert tonight at 9 p.m. Selections include J.
S. Bach's "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor." and music from "Star Wars."
Hill St. Cinema-Great Expectations, 7 & 9:15 p.m., 1429 Hill.
Michigan Voice-Mark Steinke, 8 p.m., 812 Monroe.
Russian & East European Studies-Brown bag, Sandra Gubin, "Soviet
Policies Towards the Elderly," noon, Lane Hall Commons.
Computing Center-"Introduction to Textform, Part II: Textform Macros,"
3:30 p.m., 177 Business Administration Building.
Linguistics-Vitalij Shevoroshkin, "On the Genetic Classification of
Languages," 4:10 p.m., 3050 Frieze Building.
Dental Research Institute-Thomas Ford, "An Examination of Tissue Reac-
tion to Materials & Its Relation to Seal," 4 p.m., 1033 Kellogg.
Chemistry-Gary Callen, "Amine Claisen Rearrangements," 4 p.m., 1300
Comparative Literature-Claude Richard, "Quantity & Quality in Contem-
porary Fiction: Sarraute, Robbe-Grillet, Barth, Pynchon," 4:10 p.m., 411
Anatomy & Cellular Biology-Anne Young, "Neurotransmitter Receptors in
Basal Ganglia & Huntington's Disease," noon, 5732 Medical Science II.
Statistics-James Berger, "Testing a Point Null Hypothesis: Are Error
Probabilities Reasonable Measures of Accuracy?" 4 p.m., 451 Mason Hall.
Industrial & Operations Engineering-James Ho, "Recent Advances in the
Decomposition Approach to Linear Programming," 4 p.m., 421 IOE
Biological Sciences-Lawrence Heaney, "Island Biogeography of Mammals
in Southeast Asia: or What (If Anything) Do We Mean by Equilibrium," 4
p.m., 1139 Natural Science Bldg.
Transcendental Meditation Center-Introductory lecture, 8 p.m., 528 W.
Academic Alcoholics-1:30 p.m., Alano Club.
Ann Arbor Support Group for Farm Labor Organizational Committee-5:30
p.m., 4318 Union.
Science Fiction Club-Stilyagi Air Corps, 8:15 p.m., League.
Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship--Bp.m., 225 Angell Hall.
ACS/Student Affiliates-Meeting for those interested in chemistry, 5 p.m.,
3005 Chemistry Building.
Entrepreneurs Club-General meeting, 6:30 p.m., 130 Business Ad-
Student Wood & Craft Shop-Powertool safety class, 6 p.m., 537 SAB.
Near East & North African Studies-Video, "Hyenas Under the Sun, Part
II," (in Arabic), noon, Video Viewing Room, MLB Language Lab.
CEW-Course, "Step Before the Job Search," 7 p.m., 350 S. Thayer.
Business Administration-Course, "Strategies in Sales Management for
An 89-year-old Ann Arbor woman was.
the victim of an attempted robbery at ap-.
proximately 3:00 p.m. Monday in the
parking area of a Farmer Jack's
grocery store on West Stadium
Boulevard, said Ann Arbor Police Sgt.
The victim was approached by what
she described as a young Mexican
female, who claimed to know the
elderly woman from a doctor's office
and asked the victim whether she suf-
fered from arthritis, Suomala said.
When the older woman responded af-
firmatively, the other woman told her
to remove her rings so she could
demonstrate a hand massage technique
used to alleviate pain, he said.
The victim immediately refused to
remove her jewelry, quickly got in her
car, and locked the doors, whereby the
subject left the scene, Suomala said.
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