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Reader’s Comment of the Day: The man from Mars concludes that women control Earth


In response to Laura Perrins: The gender pay gap is baloney. Most women would rather not run Megabank plc, Bogbrush wrote:

The most important aspect of the gender pay gap is that it confirms that women are actually in charge. Think about it this way: is it preferable to do the work to earn money, or to go around spending it? If an alien landed on Earth and noticed that one gender did most of the earning and the other used the money to buy things, which one would they presume was in charge? What would they notice?

  1. The gender pay gap suggests men do the working side.
  2.  A quick glance at almost every advertisement and the front of almost every shop will show that not an awful lot of marketing is directed towards men, hence it seems reasonable to assume that women do most of the spending. That’s how it works in the Bogbrush household anyway.

So I have no idea whatsoever why a feminist would complain about the status quo, unless she is so consumed by guilt that she thinks the sisters should be taking a fairer share of the earning burden. I guess she should also get round to campaigning for rows of High Street top-end shops selling cordless drills, games, and Top Gear magazines instead of clothes and jewelry.

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