Barely a day goes by in which I’m not reminded of Dr Catherine Hakim’ Preference Theory (2000), in which she outlined the evidence that far fewer women than men are work-centred. In layman’s terms, most women (six out of seven in Britain) don’t have a strong work ethic. My thanks to Martin for pointing me to a piece with a hilarious illustration of the phenomenon, in a women’s under-23 cycling race.
Not only do individual women scheme to advantage themselves over men – all-women shortlists, more women on corporate boards etc. – they also scheme to advantage themselves over other women.