Gales are currently tearing through the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, as they generally do at this time of year, bringing down power lines, and more. On BBC News 24 a few minutes ago, a decidedly unstressed spokeswoman for a Scottish utility company cheerily remarked to her interviewer:
Hundreds of our guys are out there doing all they can to restore power to people’s homes.
1. Where are the calls for gender equality in dangerous outdoors jobs, in unpleasant conditions, where employees – men, invariably – have no choice but to work unsocial hours? 96% of work-related deaths in the UK are of men.
2. Where are the calls for gender equality in safe indoors 9 – 5 jobs, in pleasant conditions, which women gravitate towards, whilst whining about the gender pay gap?