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How women influence the men in their lives

Soliders From Army's 3rd Brigade Return Home From Afghanistan To Fort Knox

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Spc. Michael Fashion of the U.S. Army's 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, holds his daughter Malia Banks, 5, following a homecoming ceremony in the Natcher Physical Fitness Center on Fort Knox in the early morning hours of Wednesday, November 20, 2013 in Fort Knox, Ky.

Since Greek times, women have undoubtedly had an effect on men's actions. Thousands of years after Medusa, Venus and Helen of Troy not much has changed.

Today, researchers are able to document how even the presence of a woman in a man's life can shape how he views women at work as well as at home. For example, Male CEOs pay employees less and themselves more after having a son, but a baby girl will make a boss pay his people more, with the biggest raises going to female employees.

Sarah Yager, associate editor at The Atlantic and wrote about how women change men for the December issue. She joins the show to explain. 


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