Me and my shed

Women have infiltrated the last bastion of masculinity and are leading the battle for Shed of the Year.
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The Independent Online

The long march to equality has finally reached the back garden. Sheds are no longer a male preserve, according to new evidence that suggests women are tearing down felt roofs as quickly as they crack glass ceilings.

Nearly half of the sheds vying to become Shed of the Year, when the winner of a national competition is unveiled tomorrow, are owned by women, according to Andrew Wilcox, of "Sheds have always been masculine places, but the number of lady sheddies is increasing," he said.

Sarah Beeny, the TV presenter and property developer who is helping to judge the competition, said: "Sheds are probably the last male domain that we've finally taken over. There's nowhere for them to retreat now."