Female RAF recruits get £100,000 compensation each… because they were made to march like men

Thanks to N who sent us an email this morning with the comment, ‘This beggars belief!’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2512412/Female-RAF-recruits-100-000-compensation–march-like-men.html

The women in question have fully recovered from their injuries, yet will still be receiving £100,000 each, more than the maximum compensation for someone who receives injuries expected to reduce life expectancy by five years (£90,000). The taxpayer will also be paying the associated legal costs, which are expected to be similar.

This case related to the RAF, but with respect to the Army it really is about time we had (in the interests of gender equality) all-female military units, and sent them to fight in the front line. After all they get the same salaries as men of the same ranks, so why should they not be expected to take the same risks? When they’ve been wiped out, then we can send in male soldiers and expect a reasonable chance of successful engagement with the enemy.

What we have is the same old story for women in many lines of work across the public sector – equal pay for unequal work, risk, unsocial hours etc. Why are the vast majority of bomb disposal experts men? Is the evil patriarchy preventing women from going into this line of work? Ha.

The Navy isn’t immune from this madness. It was reported last year that Britain’s nuclear submarines are being modified at a cost of over £5 million each to accommodate a small number of female crew. What’s the betting that within a year of two we’ll have the first case of underwater immaculate conception, and a nuclear submarine will have to dock to offload the woman in question?

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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  • Jericho One

    The subject of compo claims ticks me off more than anything else for two reasons:

    1. Me and most of my colleagues would never dream of making a claim for injuries unless they resulted in permanent disability. I’ve been burnt, scarred and crushed due to poor working environments and I’ve probably shortened my life already due to too much manual lifting. There is simply no culture of entitlement in my social grouping and the decline of working conditions in UK industry never seems to be reported in the MSM…

    2. Even if we did have a sense of entitlement, getting compo out of the firms we work for would be like getting blood out of a stone – they simply don’t have access to the bottomless pit of the public purse (like state-connected employers do) and if they paid out compo willy-nilly then they would cease to exist as companies.

    PS. I remember reading that private firms working for the MoD were making all manner of claims (even for paper cuts) while soldiers were going to war underequipped. The MoD also spends billions on consultants, Whitehall credit cards, wasted materials and very expensive ergonomic office furniture… It’s yet another huge racket and an excuse for more wealth transfers.