Catching up on the news since my return from London, I came across this letter in the local paper:
"______ (Letters, May 10) is right to complain about the ways that women and their organisations discriminate against men.
Well here's another one - packaging; whether food, household goods, sticking plasters, drink cartons, rolled up sticky tape that can only be opened by someone with fingernails.
However, the humiliation increases when confronted by a package so fiendishly impossible that the manufacturers are forced to print instructions on how to open the damn thing. In common with most men I usually disregard the instruction as unnecessary and probably unintelligible anyway (they are usually written in pidgin English). I then assault the thing with hands, teeth, feet, foul language etc until it ends up resembling the tin that once contained a nail bomb and is totally useless. My wife, however, would have simply read, understood and followed the instructions with a smug combination of speed and ease.
This is clearly discrimination - the whole thing is obviously designed by and for a woman, so as to make them seem more intelligent than us blokes.
Well they are not ........ are they? DW of Lynton"
Duck commented on my last post that colour recognition is a female attribute, I wonder if there are any more areas of discrimination that need to be addressed?