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30 Mar

Clearly there is a yawning gulf between the principle of what should be prevented by legislation such as the Equality Act and the reality of experiences on the ground.

This reality has been shockingly uncovered this week by hundreds of women who have shared their experiences of inappropriate, sexist and even downright illegal interview questions with the #Everyday Sexism hashtag on Twitter, showing that the problem can begin even before you start a job.

I hear it when boyfriends do things that are a bit “dickish,” and if a breakup is involved, it’s even worse, sending the women into monstrous, man-hating modes.

You're convinced that the root cause was some inherently masculine trait, something that comes with having a Y chromosome.

In other words, we seek relationships because our brains are wired to need them.

Dear Straight Girls, I'm sorry to break it to you, but there's a little thing you do that annoys us lady lovers to no end.

It Women are also wired to connect to others, because this improves our chances of surviving in hostile environments.

California law suggests that only death or divorce end a marriage, so as far as I can tell, he and I will be legally married as long as we want to be, even after I legally change my sex. Would you ask somebody who wasn't transsexual (and wasn't your lover or about to become your lover) this question?

If not, why do you think it's okay to ask a transsexual person that? Would you go out in public with a skirt on (if you're male) or without shaving your legs (if you're female)? (Of course I know there are guys who wear skirts in public -- even outside San Francisco, sometimes -- and women who don't shave their legs, but I'm suspecting none of them would be asking this question.) Indeed, if I cared overmuch about what other people thought, I wouldn't be transitioning; even in the most accepting social circles imaginable, it's a pretty awkward and embarrassing thing to do.

Despite the fact that the Equality Act 2010 should ban discriminatory workplace dress codes, a parliamentary inquiry has revealed “a culture of employers simply not following the law” and heard from countless women who had been pressured to wear revealing clothes, high heels, shorter skirts or strictly policed make up at work.

Meanwhile another survey reveals that over half of female MPs have received physical threats, with abuse so commonplace and severe that a third have considered quitting.