Before the Chancellor knocks all news off the airwaves with his tweaks and non-promise promises, this vitally important bit of news needs consideration.
The lack of men in female dominated industries has been a huge cause for concern. The Huffington Post were aghast at the lack of burly, bearded convention planners at a senior level.
The NHS, despite all their PR that they employ equally have only a paltry 8.9% of male among their hundred’s of thousands of registered nurses.
Jack Grimes, a member of the Guild of Beauty Therapists lamented the fact that he was in a tiny minority of hairy legged males working in the nation’s nail bars.
“The artificial barriers to work in the pink sector are a real impediment to ex-Rugby players and bricklayers from taking up the beauty profession. Its very hard for a man to get anywhere in some of the more heavily dominated female industries. Men are just seen as ‘window dressing’ in some traditionally women’s roles.”
A spokeswoman for the Guild of Human Resources Professionals told us,
”Great strides have been made in HR in the last twenty years. In this area, which has always been more of a female industry due to the particular demands of being able to have empathy., Have an analytical mind, read Heat magazine and gossip and make different colour pencil marks on personnel files that have a secret meaning. And to be able to shift blame quickly, This has not traditionally been fertile ground for alpha male, yelling and screaming and threatening all sorts of chaos types. But we have found in the last few years some have been quite well suited. Especially at the blame shifting. “
Some research has suggested that men are not particularly interested in moving into more female dominated areas.Mohamed Abzul told us “I’m 6ft 4 and 22 stone. Chorus line high kicks isn’t something that appeals..And I doubt I would be any good at it anyway..I mean…Just look at Ed Balls..”
Also, Stella Creasy, a Labour MP, has been asking why there are ‘…so few Boys in Girl bands and has it something to do with private education?’