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This sexual equality thing’s gone a bit too far now, hasn’t it?

by | 28th, January 2013

IT’S most certainly true that we didn’t go far enough with this equality thing in the past. Heck, it was only in the 1970s that a woman could have a bank account without some bloke signing for her. Only in the 80s that mortgages became unisex. And only in the late 80s that the tax system started to treat women as economic individuals rather than just hangers on to any household they belonged to. So, Hurrah! Civilisation has improved.

But it can all rather be taken too far. Just a couple of weeks ago the EU imposed two “equalisations” upon us. Annuity rates must be equal: thus, despite women living longer than men they must get the same pension per year for any particular amount invested in an annuity. So, women get more money than men from the same investment. At the other end of the

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