Economists are calling on the government to produce a “Plan F” to tackle the disproportionate burden being placed on women by spending cuts. Female-friendly tax and welfare policies are desperately needed to redress the balance, say experts from the independent Women’s Budget Group (WBG), who have produced a report looking at the impact of austerity policies on different types of family groups in England.
It finds that women, particularly single parents and single pensioners, have lost much more than men from cuts to benefits and public services imposed by the government since it came to power in May 2010.
That before May 2010 the welfare system disproportionately favoured women.
Rectifying this misandrist sexism is wrong because?