Earlier this evening we linked to a short piece by Sun journalist Kathy Giddins, on a programme fronted by Karren Brady, about the gender pay gap, in which I’ll be appearing (probably very briefly) – 10pm, Channel 5, tomorrow. Kathy writes, in response to the question, “What is the gender pay gap?”, the following. We’ve put the nonsense in bold text.
The gender pay gap is the inequality which exists between the amount that men are paid compared to the amount that women receive for doing the same job.
We need more female journalists.
William Collins’s important blog piece on the gender pay gap is here. Spoiler alert:
The median gender pay gap is in favour of women for part-time employees, and has been for 20 years. Post-tax, for full-time employees, the gap has been in favour of women for a number of years.