Old Wives' Tales

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pay gap

New Statesman: The response to care workers striking for equal pay shows we undervalue the work women do

Those who took these women for granted are not being held responsible because they are not expected to prioritise love and care. Women are.

Independent: Theresa May can’t even close the gender pay gap for her own staff, let alone the country

May has spoken about the sheer wrongness of ‘paying women less for doing the same job as men’. And yet, when replacing a female member of staff with a male one in her own office, she suddenly finds these rules don’t apply

New Statesman: Should the BBC still close the presenter pay gap if lower-ranking staff suffer?

The Daily Mail reports that paying female presenters more means cutting budgets elsewhere.

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