Polly Today

I must say this is an excellent phrase:

All powerful aspirants to 24/7 silverback jobs do it at the expense of their family.

Quite excellent.

However, it does rather make a mockery of those claims that women are unfairly done by in the system in that they don\’t get their "fair share" of those 24/ silverback jobs. We need to make only one postulate to explain it: women prefer, at the margin, their families to such jobs. Well, other than Tessa Jowell of course, who famously resigned from her family to spend more time with her job.

And thus we have explained the glass ceiling, the gender pay gap (note, please, that that is calculated using mean, not median, wages), the dearth of "high quality part time jobs" and so on. Pretty good for one elegant phrase, isn\’t it?

 

4 comments on “Polly Today

  1. It’s a bit long to go an t-shirt though, a la “Teachers do it in the classroom”.

    Perhaps “Silverback job aspirants do it at the expense of their family” might work?!

  2. other than Tessa Jowell of course, who famously resigned from her family to spend more time with her job.

    I eagerly await your condemnation of men who resign from their families to spend more time with their jobs.

    Oh, wait. This is a wingnut blog, so us Womben are divinely ordained (or destined by “Nature,” for you atheists) to do the shitwork.

    Tim adds: It’s what’s known, technically, as a *joke*. And poeple told me that feminists were humourless and I didn’t believe them. ….sheesh.

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