Sophie Walker’s Twitter account is @SophieRunning, and it’s instructive to see what she’s been tweeting and re-tweeting. She recently re-tweeted a short BBC piece on linking City bonuses to gender balance, without commenting on it, thereby presumably indicating her support for positive gender discrimination – for women into highly-paid office-based jobs, anyway. I have yet to find any evidence of her support for more female long-distance lorry drivers, construction workers, sewage workers, garbage collectors…
The start of the article:
Bonuses for City executives should be linked to progress on appointing women to senior roles, a government-commissioned review is recommending.
It is being led by Jayne-Anne Gadhia, chief executive of Virgin Money. She wants financial firms to report and act on creating gender diversity.
“My report proposes addressing the issue in a way that the City will recognise. Make it public, measure it and report on it. What gets published gets done.”
Ms Gadhia said each company should appoint an executive to take responsibility for gender, diversity and inclusion.
The review was announced by Chancellor George Osborne in July as part of the government’s productivity plan aimed at boosting UK output. The final report will be published ahead of the Budget next March.
Ms Gadhia said 60% of the financial services workforce are women, but less than 20% of them reach executive positions.
She believes businesses will increase productivity and improve results by encouraging women into senior roles. [my emphasis]
Isn’t is extraordinary how every government-commissioned review ends up demanding ever more advantaging of women over men? It’s almost as if the outcomes of the reviews have been determined in advance…
In plain English, what Sophie Walker is endorsing with her re-tweet is the bribing of City executives (mainly men) to encourage them to positively discriminate for women (and, by extension, discriminate against men) when promoting staff.
Does Sophie Walker have no shame?
I think we know the answer to that question…
A link to the Lying Feminist of the Month award we presented to Ms Walker yesterday is here.