5. It is legal for a woman to be topless in public in New York, as long as it’s not for business purposes.
With #FreeTheNipple going viral on Twitter and Scout Willis recently posting shirtless photos of herself on NYC’s sidewalks, the issue of double-standard with women’s bodies and nudity has gained a powerful voice. New York City, for example, is well-appreciated for its “topless freedom”, albeit with some restrictions.
Police officers can still arrest citizens for behaving in a disorderly fashion, but they cannot do the same for women who go shirtless in locations where it is acceptable for men to do the same. As of now, more than fifteen states in the U.S. advocate some degree of “toplessness equality”.
6. Short female drivers that sit close to the steering wheel are the most likely to be killed by an air bag.
A study conducted by the Vehicle Safety Research Centre of Loughborough University in the UK found that shorter women are more susceptible to interaction with the airbag as it deploys. Drivers less than 160 cm (5 feet 2 inches) in height (and that means women and men) have a significantly higher probability of severe pelvis and lower extremity injury.
7. Women cry on average between 30 and 64 times a year while Men cry between 6 and 17 times.
The German Society of Ophthalmology concludes that women cry on an average for about six minutes, while men tend towards two to four minutes. After collating several studies on crying, they discovered that crying turns to sobbing in 65% of cases for women, compared to only 6% for men. No difference between the sexes was found, however, until the period of adolescence.
8. The average woman in the UK owns 19 pairs of shoes but wears only 7.
A survey commissioned by the Diamond insurance company found that two-thirds of the average woman’s show stash never sees the light of day. One in 20 also admitted to owning more than 50 pairs of shoes, 10% saying that they buy at least 10 pairs of shoes every year.
Diamond insurance company’s spokesperson Natalie Grimshare said:
“According to our study, the average woman owns twice as many shoes as her partner. For some women their shoe spending habits have even caused arguments. As many as one in eight of the women we questioned told us they’ve argued with their partner either about the amount they spend on shoes or the sheer number of pairs they own.”
All for the love of Louboutins.