Here we go again, yet more evidence that women are less work-centred than men, yet expect the same rewards for less work (the Wimbledon scam). In today’s Times:
Radical proposals put forward to stop women lawyers leaving the legal profession include chopping a day of the traditional five-day working week to introduce a “four-day full-time working week”.
The suggestion came from vox pops carried out by the First 100 Years project to mark International Women’s Day. It featured those shortlisted for the organisation’s “inspirational women in law awards”.
Other ideas included flexible working arrangements, the “normalisation” of part-time working and improvements to parental leave.
To counter the “imposter syndrome” that some felt can hold women back, [J4MB: You can’t argue with how some women “felt”] there were suggestions of formal systems of mentoring or one-to-one sponsorship programmes to encourage women to apply for promotion or silk. [J4MB: “The imposter syndrome” – a feminist invention to describe women realising they don’t have the qualities required for the senior positions feminists demand they must attain and retain.]
Others advocated non-discriminatory work allocation for barristers, public speaking lessons for schoolgirls, compulsory gender equality training, mandatory gender pay gap reporting for all law firms and the introduction of the equal merit provision for recruitment and promotion to ensure that firms appoint a woman where male and female candidates have the same level of experience and skill. [J4MB: As perceived by feminist lawyers, presumably.]
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