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  The gender politics of list-making 14 January 2004  
The gender politics of list-making Why make a list?

1) it makes an entertaining party game 2) it imposes order on chaos 3) it's a good excuse to show some classic television clips or get a celebrity to praise their favourite book.

Are practical shopping lists really the only sensible kind to make, or is it worthwhile deciding if Fawlty Towers is funnier than The Good Life? And why do men seem to be obsessed with grading everything - from cars to kisses?

Sarah Crompton, Arts Editor of the Telegraph and Stephen Armstrong, Arena and Mens Health writer discuss the gender politics of list-making.

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