So, about feminism:
Women in the west still don\’t have equal pay – in Britain we\’re getting 75p in the pound,
More women than men work part time. Thus, not unnaturally, the portion of wages paid to men is higher than that paid to women.
And as the ONS repeatedly tries to point out, when you adjust for education, years in the workforce etc, there doesn\’t actually seem to be much of a gender pay gap at all. And when you don\’t adjust for all of that, when you look purely at age groups, younger women get more than younger men, part time women get more than part time men.
Then there\’s this from Jenni Murray:
And now, as the cost of childcare rockets – rising above the rate of inflation – \”having it all\” gets even harder.
Yes, childcare will rise faster than inflation. Because, rare years aside, wages rise faster than inflation and the costs of childcare are largely wages.
And there\’s not really a cure for this problem either. Unless you reduce the amount of labour being used to care for children of course.