My brain hurts. Extracts:
A YouGov survey for the Young Women’s Trust released in the U.K. on Thursday found that 25 percent of hiring-representative respondents are more likely to say that men are more ambitious than women. Just 5 percent of employers said that women are more likely to be more ambitious than men. Sixty-seven percent of employers say there is no difference. The survey asked 800 employees within human resources [J4MB: A profession dominated by women for many years] how they make their decisions when hiring…
The survey also found that one in 10 recruiters were aware of a gender pay gap at their company, in which women are paid less than men for jobs at equal levels of seniority. [J4MB: Hmm, so nine out ten recruiters were NOT aware of such a gender pay gap?]
“Young women do not lack ambition [J4MB: The survey you commissioned suggests otherwise] but too often they are held back by employers who – knowingly or not – discriminate against them,” [J4MB: Ah, unconscious discrimination. The result of unconscious bias, no doubt.] Young Women’s Trust chief executive Dr. Carole Easton said in a statement to Newsweek. [J4MB: Right. Because it couldn’t be that more young women than young men are unambitious, could it? Or that while only one in seven British women is work-centred, four in seven British men are? Hmm, not far from the 1:5 ratio reported in the survey. That’s surely a coincidence? Catherine Hakim’s Preference Theory (2000).]
I’ve been on the wagon for some time, but suddenly I need a beer. Maybe two.