Tuesday, 20 August 2013
My regular readers (as if there were any other type) know there is not a single sexist cell in my body. I have been an indefatigable champion of gender equality, often working to the point of exhaustion for the cause. But sometimes it feels like I'm banging my head against the proverbial brick wall. Only today on Today I hear that in Britain the basic salaries earned by women executives are on average 25% less than those earned by 'their male counterparts'. What's worse, the bonuses earned by those same women are 50% less than those earned by the men. I mean, how can I be expected to champion your rights, women of the world, when you can't even make the effort to earn as much as the men? Come on ladies, pick up those skirts. Let's go out there and earn those bonuses!