As the BBC themselves acknowledge in an article on their own website today, the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (the same body that has found the Labour Party failing in its approach to antisemitism) has found that there have been “no unlawful acts of pay discrimination against women”.
Well, wouldn’t you know it! It does makes you wonder what Carrie Gracie, Samira Ahmed and others were really on about, doesn’t it – were they really objectively treated that badly, or were they just bringing unwarranted complaints based in subjective victimhood, brought on by a Guardian reading, left-wing BBC culture that treats feminism as the best thing that’s ever happened to humanity?
The article says that many members of the NUJ would feel the report “doesn’t address their lived experiences”, but of course, there’s a whole different world between “feeling” you might actually be discriminated against and what the facts actually show.
So, perhaps what really happened here simply boils down to this – “I feel discriminated against, therefore I am”. A position hardly worthy of supposedly intelligent BBC employees.
By the way, just so you know, Carrie Gracie earns around £150,000 a year – that is the roughly the same amount that the Prime Minister earns.
So, given this fact, I don’t think that the rest of us in the general population, who have had their earnings and livelihoods hit hard by the pandemic, aren’t going to remotely care about them or their pay demands.
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