Our thanks to Stu for this. An extract:
Mother-of-five Yvonne, who was with her ex-partner 17 years, said she was “shocked to find out” her legal rights when they ended the relationship.
“I was entitled to nothing,” she said.
“I was no longer just dealing with a break-up – but with the fallout of not being legally entitled to share in any of what I thought were our joint assets.”
It is incredible that she hadn’t checked out her legal rights before having children, and difficult to have much sympathy as a result. The same goes for the equalisation of the age at which men and women receive the state pension. Women are whining because they will have equality… but totally the wrong sort of equality. We turn to WASPI, Women Against State Pension Inequality [J4MB emphasis]. An extract from their website’s home page:
The 1995 Conservative Government’s Pension Act included plans to increase women’s SPA (State Pension Age) to 65, the same as men’s. WASPI agrees with equalisation, but does not agree with the unfair way the changes were implemented – with little or no personal notice [J4MB emphasis] (1995/2011 Pension Acts), faster than promised (2011 Pension Act), and no time to make alternative plans. Retirement plans have been shattered with devastating consequences. We started the campaign with just five ordinary women who in 2015 got together and decided to fight this injustice.
I fully expect these women’s campaign to be successful. Because heaven forbid that women ever lose their gender privileges.