Recently while shopping around town I have noticed how much more floor space is taken up by womens clothes in comparison to mens. For example a large store in Ayr (Scotland) that sells everything from clothes to household goods and has two large main doors leading off the high street. One such door opened straight into the mens department which had plenty floor space and a great selection of goods for men.When the sales began I thought I would have a browse around to see if there was any bargains on the go (which is what women mostly do so there is no excuse for what I discovered). On entering the usual main door which I thought would take me straight into the mens department I was amazed to be confronted by an array of womens clothing. I asked an assistant where the mens department had been moved to only to be told that it was on an upper floor sooooooooooo up I went following the directions I had been given only to be confronted with more womens clothes covering almost all of the large area in front of me. I had to ask again where the mens department was only to be taken to a small corner of the floor which had been designated to display a few shirts, shoes,underwear and socks with a couple of dressing gowns hanging around. What would normally have taken a good half hour to quickly look took all of five seconds to see what was on offer. Disgusted I took off for another store (M and S to name it) where I knew they had a decent mens department but on arrival (to an upper floor again) I found their floor space for men had been drastically reduced also.
The questions I have to ask is why in these stores do men have to use stairs or a lift to reach their SMALL allocated shopping area and, are they being slowly phased out to accommodate more womens clothes? Mens tailors are few and far between these days so we have come to depend on the larger stores for our clothes but each and every one dedicates most of there floor space to women. An other example was when Asda relocated their store to bigger premises in Ayr they omitted a mens department for lack of room. HELLO! a bigger store and no mens department?
A questionnaire was handed out asking for customer opinion on the new shop where they found the biggest complaint was that there was NO MENS DEPARTMENT.
Since women have demanded equality mens status has diminished rapidly so it is about time WE were fighting back.
PUT MENS DEPARTMENTS BACK ON THE GROUND FLOOR AND GIVE US BACK OUR FLOOR SPACE!
EQUALITY FOR MEN!