That’s interesting

Mother is no longer a gender-specific term that applies only to women, lawyers on behalf of the Government have said.

Therefore the motherhood pay gap is no longer a gender pay gap. And so sexism cannot be the cause. Not that it is anyway but now we’ve confirmation

17 comments on “That’s interesting

  1. Mother isn’t a gender-specific term which only applies to women.

    It is a sex-specific term which only applies to women.

  2. The problem with solving the “motherhood pay gap” by providing free child care ( as is often suggested) is that you would then be taxing people to provide incentives for women not look after their own children. Bad in almost every way and above all for children
    Most women would still like to look after their children.
    That said it does seem hard on women that they are the ones who have to make this choice .

    Its a difficult one

  3. Corporal Newremania Jones – simple solution: Don’t want to look after children, don’t have children. It’s not a right and it’s not compulsory.

  4. In just under a year, by my rough estimate, this insanity has swept through much of public life and has now deeply infected most of the government. How does this happen? Surely hardly any of these people actually believe what they are saying?

  5. “In just under a year, by my rough estimate, this insanity has swept through much of public life …”

    Sets reminder: Must read ‘Decline And Fall Of Roman Empire’ again..

  6. Henry , the decision to have family is usually taken by a man and woman together ( that ta least is my dim recollection of it ) .
    I think men are just as keen as women, but the difficult choice only seems to fall on women
    I don`t say there is any obvious policy answer to this just that its a bit harsh on perfectly ordinary young ladies who may resent being obliged to take lowly roles making tea for graduates in their 40s (let us say)

  7. This is not new. The person wielding the teapot is generally ‘mother’. Thus when a man says “Shall I be mother?” this is not a political statement not should it be taken as an indication of sexual predelections.

  8. The problem with solving the “motherhood pay gap” by providing free child care ( as is often suggested) is that you would then be taxing people to provide incentives for women not look after their own children. Bad in almost every way and above all for children

    Agreed.

    Why do we want mothers in the workplace at all? Particularly given that our demographics are currently in the toilet.

    I may have mentioned before that the feminist fetish for “careers” is a con. Women were sold the fantasy that working = freedom and fulfillment, like wot men supposedly have.

    But most men hate their jobs – that’s why they have to pay us to show up. Is it any wonder why modern women seem much more unhappy than their mums and grans? Narp.

    As with the CBI’s insane determination to keep millions of low-IQ immigrants flooding into the country at the same time as automation and outsourcing threatens the existence of millions of jobs, the problem is greed.

    Women are being funnelled into anxiety-producing and unfulfilling cubicle monkey jobs because the idea of paying a family man a family man wage is fundamentally offensive to our #woke corporate overlords and their hired politicians.

    Instead of GDP worship, maybe we should ask what the economy is for? It’s not worth much if we die out as a civilisation, is it?

  9. So the state’s liars… er lawyers now support marxist subjectivist evil.

    Under the FFC–herself a marxist feminist bitch as shown by her close involvement with Yewtree and her now disgraced CPS creature Saunders–of course they do.

  10. ‘The man . . . is identifiable only as TT for legal reasons’

    I think they are lying.

    ‘despite already being legally recognised as a man’

    A person ‘legally recognised as a man’ has a baby. I agree with Ecks and JuliaM: the government has devalued itself. Marking itself for destruction.

  11. Wait, did I spend tax money on this?

    No. Someone forced you at gunpoint to hand over your money. They then pissed it up the wall on this.

    its a bit harsh on perfectly ordinary young ladies who may resent being obliged to take lowly roles making tea for graduates in their 40s

    Plenty of people have crappy jobs. Making tea is hardly onerous. I’d suggest the graduate gets off their arse and make their own tea anyway. That’d free up the woman to do something useful like road repairs or emptying bins.
    And if they don’t like their job that much, find another, go to night school or uni, learn a skill.
    Part of the problem is that some commentators in the media hear people moaning about their jobs and think they are really hard done to, instead of just moaning a bit. If it was really that bad, they would find another job. So if they aren’t looking, it isn’t that bad.

  12. “.. lawyers on behalf of the Government have said..”

    ” The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” – Shakespeare

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