by Cara Mason |
Over half of British women have admitted to using their womanly ways to get what they want in day-to-day life.
The survey by Confused.com looked into gender biases and found that women are more likely to get what they want simply because of their gender.
A survey of 2,000 people has found that women are likely to benefit on the road, in the workplace and in relationships, purely because of their gender.
When asked ‘Are you more likely to give way to an attractive motorist?’ just 16 per cent of women said ‘yes’, compared to 42 per cent of men.
More than half of female respondents admitted that they’d flirted to get their own way in day-to-day life, whilst almost one in three women in relationships said they used sex as a reward for their partner.
The survey also looked into workplace differences between men and women. A fifth of women admitted they flirted at work to receive preferential treatment.
Asking those in a managerial position that included making decisions regarding recruitment, 39 per cent of men said they’d employed a candidate based on how attractive they found them, compared to 26 per cent of women.
A similar number of male and female respondents, 43 per cent and 40 per cent respectively, said they then went on to have a relationship with the employee in question.
Almost three in five employers, 57 per cent, said they gave preferential treatment to attractive employees.
Confused.com commissioned the survey to investigate gender bias, which will be ruled out when the EU Gender Directive comes into play on Friday 21st December.
The comparison website has also produced a video series featuring ‘Britain’s Worst Driver’ Charlie DeFouncs, a man who legally becomes a woman after realising the benefits women enjoy both on the road and in their day-to-day lives.
The eight-part video series, which has had more than 400,000 views, can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/user/BritainsWorstDriver/
Sharon Flaherty, head of PR and content at Confused.com, said, “By highlighting positive discrimination towards women, we hope to bring attention to a very important issue. If women want to potentially save money on their car insurance, they have until the 21st of December to get a new quote.
“After that, they’ll be subject to the same premiums as men. As the results of this report show, women are better off in many ways, but one of those benefits will soon disappear, which as an company, we’re not particularly happy with.
“Many women are still unaware of the EU Gender Directive, but I’m sure they’ll be concerned when they realise their insurance costs could rise considerably as a result.
“To highlight the change and to help women save money whilst they still can, we have also produced a documentary-style series starring anti-hero Charlie DeFouncs. It’s caused a bit of controversy due to perceived sexism, but the character has been useful in conveying the proposed changes.”
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Cara Mason @cara_mason