Undoubtedly, men have it easy in several ways that women do not. Take something only seemingly trivial: clothing.
When men need to dress to impress, the answer is simple: a suit. There is not really a lot of variety here, and little is required of a man in his choice of suit.
Women, on the other hand, do not have a business and formal occasion uniform to rely upon.
Instead, they have fashion.
Which is a whirl of constant change and a world of enervating expense.
I wouldn’t put up with it. But then, I’m a man. The modern dress suit was developed to meet men’s needs for functionality as well as excellence. And our need to not think hard on a matter of mere garment.
So it is with no small pleasure to read, in the Telegraph, of a professional woman who forswears fashion to wear just one design of clothing. “‘I can tell you the cashier in the store look[ed] pretty confused when I asked if she had 15 extra sets of the whole outfit,’ she jokes, ‘but all in all, choosing the uniform was a pretty pain-free process.’”
And the style choice seemed obvious: “I’ve always felt that black and white is a cool and classy look,” so that’s what she went with.
She made herself culturally equal with men. Took for herself a formerly all-male advantage. And she did not depend upon a man for that advance, he-for-she style.
And did not look to government.
This is the way forward.
This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.