A campaigning web site has been created as social networks reacted to the news that a glamorous woman journalist was getting all sorts of tax free perks due to her self confessed stunning looks.
The site, Plain Injustice, has an online forum where the less attractive ladies, who form the vast majority of the women of Britain, can make their views known. They hope to persuade the Government to give tax breaks to 'plain' women as they have to carry a higher financial burden than their more beautiful counterparts. Ann Widdecombe has agreed to be patron of the newly formed group.
Professor Tom McFadgen of Strathclyde University has studied this aspect of male/female financial interaction. “This is not a new issue and has been seen in many countries. The Netherlands even passed a law requiring men and women to share the cost of courtship equally. Plain women being burdened with the cost of funding a relationship is possibly a national issue in the UK but it is very hard to tell.
Some areas of the country have such high incidence of plain looks that it was not possible to find enough attractive women to make up a statistical sample. The Fens, areas of South Yorkshire, the Potteries and the entire Central Belt of Scotland (but not including Glasgow) had to be excluded from our study for this reason.
Even where there are some good looking women there often were not enough desirable men. The North East of England, particularly Tyneside, virtually all of Wales, Liverpool and the London Metropolitan Area failed to have enough men who could tempt a plain woman.
Our conclusions are drawn mainly from the sex industry where the better looking providers command a premium. An French study by Professor Gigolo established that a point exists in the scale of female attractiveness where the female starts to pay for the privileges of courtship. There is no reason to believe that this is limited to France.”
The forum showed that not all women support Plain Justice:
Jenny B, Edinburgh: “Lots of us girls in Edinburgh might neglect our looks but we look after our money so I don't see the problem.”
S.B., France: “I consider myself to be really, really gorgeous and the way men lavish gifts on me proves it. It can be a nuisance and some men can't handle being rejected by me but if you have got it use it I say. Although I feel sorry for them, I just think that women who don't measure up to me in the looks department should stop wasting money on cosmetics and save it to spend on a man.”
Among those in favour:
Sally G, Slough: “I know I will end up paying for the booze and kebabs myself and here we have this glamour puss getting all sorts of things paid for her.”
Sharon B, Essex: “I have sometimes had to buy a lad 10 pints and spike my own drink just to get laid. Women like us don't come cheaply or as often as we would like.”