Ukraine: Women are tougher!

This morning, I have been catching up on the Ukraine political scene by reading the Kyiv Post online.  I have read some interesting things about Russian President Medvedev’s visit last week.

However, the most interesting quote had to come from the Parliamentary Speaker Lytvyn, who was quoted as saying, “”Women live a little longer than men – 72 years, but that is because they are tougher.”  This came in response to raising the retirement age.  He doesn’t want to raise the age as men’s present life expectancy rate is 62 and he doesn’t want to raise the age to 65!

You can read his comments here.