More than half of workers think women’s behaviour in the office is dictated by their hormones, survey reveals

Our thanks to Francis for this. The piece (by a female reporter, predictably) is presented with four bullet points at the start:

Poll found 54 per cent thought women’s decisions controlled by hormones

2,000 questioned and just under half said sexes had different capabilities

More than two thirds said they ‘did not believe’ in a gender pay gap

Pollsters said the results were ‘worrying’ for women in the work place

There’s a sentence in the article you might expect to find in the Guardian, rather than the Daily Mail:

More than two thirds of workers also said they ‘did not believe’ in the gender pay gap – despite official statistics showing it stands at 9.4 per cent for full-time employees.

Does the journalist not realise she’s conflating two different things, the overal gender pay gap (which starts at the age of 40, the reasons for which are well understood, and have nothing to do with sexism), and men and women being paid the same for the same work? I’m really tired of such sloppy journalism, day after day. But maybe she’s being deliberately obtuse?

William Collins had the last word on the gender pay gap – here. It’s been one of our most-cited articles this year.

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • I have also noticed this and would easily say most female workers experience pretty strong mood swings, quite frequently. and I find working under female bosses erratic and frustrating most of the time.

  • William Gruff

    ‘More than half of workers / more than two thirds’? So some women agree?