Of all the ridiculous feminist organisations in the UK, The Fawcett Society (a charity for the past 150+ years) has a special place in our hearts. They reliably peddle narratives which have been exposed as dishonest and misleading year after year… year after year… year after year… one of their favourites being the ‘gender pay gap’. Once factors such as line of work, seniority etc. have been taken into account, the gender gap disappears. Well, almost. Because 60%+ of graduates have been women for a number of years, in the 21-30 age group women on average earn more than men. Do the Fawcett ladies whine about that on the grounds of gender equality? Ha.
Anyone dispassionately interested in the subject of the gender pay gap, at least anyone with an IQ above that of a particularly dim fruit fly, knows all this. Maybe even the Fawcett ladies secretly know it? We can but hope so, and that it troubles their dark little hearts. But we doubt it. They cherish their dark little hearts.
So why do they keep peddling their absurd narratives? Simple. It’s the only way these ridiculous and otherwise unemployable harridans could possibly raise the money to fund their miserable existences. I’ve just received an email from the ladies – I really must ‘unsubscribe’ from their emails, even if it costs money to do so. You might like to pour a stiff drink before reading the content, which takes up the rest of this blog post:
“You will have read in our last message about Equal Pay Day – the day when women effectively start to work for nothing, because by then men will have earned, on average, as much as women will earn for the whole year.
Yesterday, the Office for National Statistics published new figures on hourly wages.
After years of steady progress, the pay gap has widened and for full time workers now stands at 15.7 per cent, an almost 1 per cent jump on last year’s 14.8 per cent gap.
This is a watershed moment in the battle for equal pay, and could not come at a worse time. Women’s incomes are being squeezed on all sides – two thirds of the savings from benefit caps and cuts are coming from women’s pockets.
We are working to challenge this, and are fighting hard to shore up women’s financial security.
We must act now but we need your help
The run up to the 2015 general election is a critical time for us to influence these issues. Manifestos are being written right now and this represents a major opportunity for Fawcett to persuade the parties to prioritise women’s equality.
We will be doing everything we can to ensure that women get a fair deal, from pushing for greater representation of women in positions of power and influence in politics, to demanding action to improve women’s access to and status within the workforce … and lots more. But to do this we need funds.
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