Plenty of men can't read maps either and for a man to ask directions from someone else is self emasculation for some.
However, woman can draw maps and rather well it seems.
While we in Melbourne are very attached to our Melways Street Directory, in London they use the A to Z. For other Australian capital cities, could you please leave in comments the name of your popular street directory?
The original London A to Z was the work of a woman by the name of Phyllis Pearsall.
Phyllis was a portrait painter and with a map in hand in 1935, she set off to a party and promptly became lost. She was not at fault as the map was poor and very old, but the best that was available.
Right, thought Phyllis, I 'll make my own. And so she did. She walked 3.000 miles of 23,000 London streets.