Today we have learnt that female unemployment is at its highest rate since the recession began in 2008. This is to do with the fact that women make up the majority of the public sector and that it’s been the only sector to demonstrate an increase in redundancies in the last quarter.
So what happened to these cuts being fair, Mr. Osborne? I’m not even talking about the fairness between classes and between wealth boundaries, I’m talking the fairness between men and women, the fairness of being laid off simply because you work in a, say, caring role as a social worker or nurse or teacher. Where’s the fairness in losing your job because you wanted to help people? It’s already ludicrous that we pay these people so little and bankers so much when I would have thought that teaching your children, looking after them, coaching them, would be worth a whole lot more than £24,000 a year.
Anyway, this has made me mad. We’re bearing the brunt of these redundancies, and I do not want to go back to a time when women in the workplace was a rarity because their place was at the kitchen sink.