because it is (largely) useless, it only has a purpose because of an artificial value system construct......that can be deconstructed (since it involves use of resource).......and yet people will argue the toss over it.
It wastes humans time.
Its use, is to attribute false value and thus is involved in the overall symptom that humans have of illogically attaching artificial meaning to unrelated stuff (ironed shirts make you more professional? or in the case of pimply youths in court for assault, makes you look respectable like someone who wouldnt assault people?)
Manufacturing of irons and boards is a wasteful use of dwindling resources.
The powering of irons is an unecessary use of dwindling nergy supplies.
ALL that is required is an attitude shift............yet despite all the cons of ironing, and the big 'pro' of (mainly) women having to spend loads of time ironing........people will argue against it........given this what hope is there to actually shift peoples atittude towards changing other things where there is not such a compelling argument?