Manxiety: the stress of 'modern manhood' is REAL

01:19 PM | 27 Sep, 2016
Manxiety: the stress of 'modern manhood' is REAL
According to a research, a study has found that men who suffer from severe anxiety-or 'manxiety', are twice as likely to die from cancer than men who don't.

There can be a couple of reasons for this occurence. Likeliness to self-medicate by avoiding doctors, drinking and smoking are some of the causes. Oddly, women in a similar position are at no increased risk.
The theme of manxiety dates long back to the ABC sitcom days, showing the 'manly' man in Home Improvement, who is a mechanic, a carpenter and a house-maker all in one.

According to these shows, men have become soft, feminized and alienated from the physical world.


Women tend to believe that the only kind of manly men that existed were the knights and soldiers who fought battles and wars in the olden days.


A 'Man Up' character's wife tells him in an episode,"Your grandfather fought in World War II, your father fought in Vietnam, but you play video games and use pomegranate body wash."
Men today, feel emasculated because they smell nice and don't kill enough people. This is what could be called a 'TV problem'.


The new manxiety sitcoms shy away from getting quite so real.


These new sitcoms on TV are mostly about white collar professionals, because network TV wants upscale audiences, and this, in turn, increases the pressure on males to become more 'manly' and have 'better jobs'.


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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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