24 comments on “There’s an answer to this

  1. Arguing about some women having a pension pot worth £47,000 less than men.

    I can’t imagine why everyone outside the cliquey little world of upper middle class metropolitan feminists think the movement has lost its way.

    How many people even have a private pension worth that much in total?

  2. Also fewer days, as females take more sickies than men and sometimes when present at work are not working as effectively as men for the same reason

  3. Again it is impossible to tell the Guardian-lite, as the Tellie has become, from the Guardian itself.

    Sad really.

    She is concerned however about where the responsibility for counteracting any inequality will fall.

    She said: “If a woman has a career break, or isn’t given the opportunity to reach top positions, then she can never hope to have the same amount at retirement.

    “I don’t believe I should put more of my money in now to make up for the inequality over my working life. There are other things you need to be saving for when you’re 28.”

    I am sure she doesn’t. But let me make a wild guess here. She expects me to make up for her career break? I should pay more taxes so she can Eat Prey Love?

    I think there are only two reasons for me to pay for a woman’s retirement. One is that she pushed me through her vagina at one point. The other involves regular sex over a number of years. There is no membership of the over-lapping category. I am willing to talk to this woman about one of those options.

  4. “She said: “If a woman has a career break, or isn’t given the opportunity to reach top positions…”

    She has the opportunity. What she wants is extra points for possessing a vagina.

  5. > How many people even have a private pension worth that much in total?

    Quite. This is another one of those lefty things where the second-highest percentile are are envious of the top 1%.

    Small injustices do matter, but this isn’t an injustice.

  6. Someone want to point these women at that Mrs Murray who wrote them books about Hogwarts? Or at Baroness Brady? Or at the many thousands of women who have achieved the financial position they want to achieve by hard work?
    Heck, there will be thousands of female escorts whose part time earning capacity is far higher than men of the same age.
    If a woman wants a bigger pension pot she can have it. By adding to it herself.

  7. > How many people even have a private pension worth that much in total?

    Quite. This is another one of those lefty things where the second-highest percentile are are envious of the top 1%.

    If you have a defined contribution pension, I would hope that you have a pension pot of more than £47k. That’s enough, at the moment, of roughly £1,600pa.

    Hell, I’ve got way more than that and my three biggest pensions (on current valuations) are all defined benefit ones.

  8. Pilar López Álvarez, nueva Presidente de Microsoft Ibérica
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosagarciagarcia/
    Ana Patricia Botín Chair of Banco Santander
    http://womenceo.es/las-100-mujeres-lideran-espana/

    Just a quick look on internet for Spain, that backward third-world hell hole (got to keep them out some how, eh @BIS?). who the hell is holding them back? It’s a pile of horse dung.

    But if you are a talent-free zone, or have an excessive sense of entitlement……

  9. My female colleague will have a bigger pension than (male) me. Because she’s worked in a higher-paying job, has worked more hours and more years.

    Wah! Wah! Unfair!

  10. SE,

    > If you have a defined contribution pension …

    That’s a big if. Millions of people don’t have a pension at all.

  11. I’m just curious what Zurich Insurance gets out of this. Why pay someone to crunch pension stats but draw such innumerate, politicised conclusions from it?

    Companies seem to have caught sjw-cooties, where they must nod knowingly about how awful it all is, even when completely unrelated to their business. There was the audi superb owl ad, some absurd shoe ad I can’t even remember the name of…

  12. “I don’t believe I should put more of my money in…”

    Or, in other words, “Waaah, it’s not fair! Somebody else should pay for my pension. Waah!”

  13. Or, in other words, “Waaah, it’s not fair! Somebody else should pay for my pension. Waah!”

    And they will. Who here thinks that after saving for 30 years to fund your own pension, a ‘Progressive’ and ‘forward-thinking’ government won’t help itself to it and spread it around to those who never bothered, all in the name of “fairness” and “equality”?

    What’s stopping them?

  14. Anyway

    Rose St Louis of Zurich Insurance said: “The impact of the gender pay gap on womens’ pensions is no secret, but the difference in the contributions they receive from employers is a serious problem.

    Surely not a relative of Richie’s ex-colleague at the marvellous and intellectually outstanding City University (formerly Northampton Institute)?

  15. She could always ‘transition’ to being a man. The higher pension would surely cover the cost of the surgery – if “our NHS” didn’t cough up.

  16. “but the difference in the contributions they receive from employers is a serious problem.”

    Presumably the proportion is the same as for those with a dongle, right?

  17. “And they will. Who here thinks that after saving for 30 years to fund your own pension, a ‘Progressive’ and ‘forward-thinking’ government won’t help itself to it and spread it around to those who never bothered, all in the name of “fairness” and “equality”?”

    Too late, our pension funds are already one of Spud’s many money trees?

  18. Theophrastus – “She could always ‘transition’ to being a man. The higher pension would surely cover the cost of the surgery – if “our NHS” didn’t cough up.”

    She doesn’t need to transition. She could just identify.

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