Just in the comments at The Observer:
“and of those, non-white women are paid even less.”
Not so I’m afraid. Black women, on average of course, get paid more than white women. That really is the finding from the ONS ASHE survey, which is the basic information source for these things.
Odd finding, I know, but still true. the reason being that black women are hugely concentrated in London, where wages are higher than they are in the rest of the country.
Odd what you can learn from actually bothering to look at the numbers, isn’t it?
“In the UK (26th in the global gender pay gap list), women are still paid 19% less than men (a woman on average earns around 80p for every £1 earned by a man)”
And that’s gross manipulation of the numbers. The answer as to why is here:
You’ve all been told by the Statistics Authority that you shouldn’t report the gender pay gap this way. It’s a shade under 10% currently, not 19%. And yet you keep trotting out this number that you’ve specifically been told you shouldn’t.