Yesterday I was interviewed on three BBC radio programmes in connection with the gender pay gap, following the publication of a silly report jointly produced by the TUC and the Fawcett Society. Late in the afternoon I was interviewed by Andrew Easton for BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester – here. The piece of interest is 1:32:34 – 1:41:10. Up to 1:36:35 the content is a pre-recorded interview with Scarlett Harris of the TUC, who nominated herself for a ‘Gormless Feminist of the Month’ award with her response to the presenter’s remark that women choose lines of work which don’t pay well after having children, when their natural preference is for part-time work:
Choice is a tricky thing.
Why, those pesky mothers! If only they’d do what the feminists tell them to do, hand over their distressed children to child minders, freeing them up to work 18-hour days to smash the patriarchy. Then everyone would be happy.