The fabulous, 27 year-old Nicola Thorp last year managed to overturn a rule requiring her to wear high-heels for her job as a receptionist, and today, after gathering 150,000 signatures on a petition to ban sexist dress rules, she’s inspired a parliamentary report recommending strong sanctions against companies trying to enforce these. Most of us can relate to her desire not to strap thin spikes to the bottom of her feet and hobble around in them all day, but it raises the question, why on earth do so many women actually voluntarily wear these things to work?Continue Reading
If you sit in a pub with a bunch of single women of a certain age and they’re talking about men, the common refrain will be that there are hardly any good men, the ones they fancy won’t commit and the best are already taken. Men – of any age – seem mostly concerned with getting into women’s knickers. Ok yes, there are lots of exceptions but you know what I mean; for most men getting a variety of sex presents more of a challenge than they would like. The point is, at some point both genders think they’re at a disadvantage, women in getting commitment, men in getting sex, and neither sex get enough of what they want.
So what is the truth of the matter? Is it harder for men or for women? Who has the upper hand? According to newly published research, which sex gets its own way is a question of supply and demand.Continue Reading