Is there a difference between a man and a woman with regards to wiping over the socks?
There is no difference between men and women in this (affair). It is incumbent to known a principle and it is: The initial ruling is that what is affirmed for men (in acts of worship) is affirmed for women, unless evidence is established to differentiate them.
[Source: Majmoo Fataawaa 11/181. Shaikh Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah)]
Abu Mu’aawiyah (Abdullaah Al-Gambi)