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

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.

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Posted: 28th, January 2013 | In: Money | Comments (7)

Anglicans judge women unfit to be bishops

SO. Women cannot be bishops in the Church of England. They cannot sit in House of Lords, as bishops are entitled. Maybe the women should establish a new branch of the Church, one that allow equality?

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Posted: 21st, November 2012 | In: Reviews | Comments (2)

Britain’s not as unequal as you think

WE hear a lot of wailing about how Britain is more unequal than many other European countries. It’s all down to neoliberalism of course: us bastard capitalist grinding the faces of the poor into the dust. However, the country’s really not quite as unequal as many think: and the reason isn’t neoliberalism either.

Here’s a slideshow at the Telegraph. It’s about house prices around the country. 1 square metre of housing in Westminser costs £7,500. One square metre in Newport £1,100. OK, so you could say that just shows how unequal the country is. Or you could think a little more and then ever that inequality is much less than is recorded in the official figures.

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Posted: 16th, October 2012 | In: Money | Comment (1)

I’m Female, Give Me Money! What Kerry Andrew wants

IT gets rather tedious seeing yet another person demanding that they be given the taxpayers’ money for some reason or other. Here we’ve a female composer named Kerry Andrew demanding that there should be more female composers on the curriculum.

We need, however, to address the inequality at the nub: those writing the curriculum, the National Music Plan, and teachers at all levels should make an effort to use examples of music by women in the classroom; to promote composition as a living, breathing, utterly unisex profession.

There would be no greater achievement for me and my female peers to see that we’ve inspired more girls to follow a similar path – but it’s down to educators, programmers and organisations to help.

Well, yes, but follow the money as always. For living composers get paid cold hard cash when their pieces are used in schools. And exams, on the curriculum. Being the capitalist bastard that I am I’ve nothing against people making money but this does seem a tad off: I’m female, the taxpayers should pay me.

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Posted: 9th, February 2012 | In: Money | Comment

Women Who Take Their Husband’s Name Earn Less

OF course, this may have something to do with the attitudes of women who take their husband’s name and those who do not. But the choice can affect your job prospects:

Even after controlling for education levels and work hours, a woman who took her husband’s name earns less — €960 compared to €1156.

A study showed:

Despite the fact that other than their name choice the women were identical, the participants overwhelmingly described the woman who had taken her husband’s name as being more caring, more dependent, less intelligent, more emotional and (somewhat) less competent. Not necessarily qualities you would seek in a potential employee.

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Posted: 2nd, October 2011 | In: Money | Comment

Are Women Being Unfairly Denied Jobs?

ARE women being unfairly denied jobs? No, I don’t mean the usual feminist whinge that women are discriminated against because none of them have been hired as FTSE chief executives immediately after 15 years of raising sproglets. No, rather, the general difference in unemployment rates that we’re seeing:

The latest figures also confirm an unusual feature of this recovery – fewer jobs for women and more jobs for men. In previous recoveries, the recovery in employment favoured women. In this recovery, job growth has been strongly male dominated. It remains to be seen whether the reversed gender bias in job growth will continue.

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Posted: 18th, August 2011 | In: Money | Comment