12 September 2006
Ruth Kelly: “Real world? Ummm…where’s that?
An army of union equality officers will be let loose in companies throughout England to crack down on discrimination against women, it was announced yesterday.
More than £5m of taxpayers’ money will be handed to the trade unions to train up the legion of equality watchdogs in the workplace.
I’m sure there’s nothing better that money could be spent on than a bunch of fucking Marxist lesbians telling other people how to run their businesses.
The plans were unveiled by Ruth Kelly, the Minister for Women, as part of a Government action plan to give more mothers the right to request flexible hours and part-time work.
Ministers want to end pay discrimination against women who cut their hours so they can spend more time with their children or caring for an elderly relative.
Yet they wonder why women get less pay on average, even though they regularly work less time and often refuse to work ‘unsociable’ hours (i.e. any hours that don’t suit them, like before 9PM or after 4PM. Or weekends.)
And as this is in the name of Eek Wally Tea, fathers will be able to request flexible hours and part-time work too yes? No? Didn’t think so.
The spread of job-sharing and part-time crap, as well as maternity leave, is a right pain in the arse. I remember looking for work years ago and finding jobs that sounded perfect only to see that they were job-sharing schemes, whereby two people would get the job and do half the hours each for half the salary, or they were maternity cover whereby you’d be told to fuck off after six-months or so to make way for mummy. It’s a pain for us men who actually need to work for a living.
David Frost, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said: ‘This is more red tape. Employers are absolutely smothered already with the sheer scale of employment legislation. Having introduced this legislation, why does the Government seem to lack trust in companies to implement it. As firms are trying to deal with it, they don’t need the dead hand of the state monitoring their every move.
‘All we get is more and more legislation and regulation. Businesses already know that if they want to attract the brightest and the best people that they have got to offer flexibility.’
I think it’s fair to say that the Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce knows a lot more about effective business sense than a bunch of thick-as-shit Union leaders and Blair’s Babes, few of whom have every done proper job.
Her other proposals will encourage schoolgirls to do jobs traditionally dominated by men, like computing, engineering and the building trade. By next April all schools will have to ‘ensure all young people receive careers information, advice and guidance which is free from gender stereotyping’.
Right, so girls will be encouraged to go into bricklaying, mining, North Sea fishing, oil rig work? And they’ll take this won’t they? Pffft. Yeah, right.
The most controversial proposals will see the Department of Trade and Industry hand over £5m to train the equality officers through the so-called Union Modernisation Fund – a controversial arrangement which funnels public money to help the unions reform to cope with globalisation.
Union Modernisation Fund; now there’s a pretty newspeak term. Why not shorten its name to Minimodern.
Miss Kelly said: ‘Today’s parents find it difficult to balance professional and family commitments. Just because a woman decides to trade down her hours, doesn’t mean she should trade down her status.
Yes it does!
If a woman chooses to work less hours then she should accept her pay and status will drop below those of men and women who choose to work full-hours, the same as if a man chooses to work less hours.
(That would go over any feminists head of course, as seen as I’m relying on logic and consistency, something feminists are utterly lacking.)
‘The best of business already understands the benefits that flexible working delivers, but it’s time the rest jumped on board.”
Oh for fu…
How did this stupid Ruth Kelly get her job? Oh yes, by being female. That’s why. Certainly not merit.
The business world – when its not interfered with by the government – operates on a Darwinian principal. The strongest survive. Hence businesses adopt – of their own free will – those strategies that will ensure they will succeed. If letting women come and go when they choose, have big swathes of time off, but whilst receiving full-time pay were all to the benefit of businesses, then they would adopt them without having to be forced.
The fact that the government is having to enforce these hopeless strategies on unwilling companies shows they are not to the benefit of businesses. Hence business leaders are sneering with disgust at these bullshit Marxist proposals.
Or just packing up and leaving to move their businesses abroad. I sure as hell wouldn’t set up a company in the UK.
Diana Holland, women’s officer of the Transport and General Workers Union, welcomed the plans.
I’m sure she fucking does.
I don’t even know why they bother talking of “equality” when everyone knows its all a drive for female privilege.
Britain is dying, economically and culturally, and a pack of deluded Marxist feminists in government are kicking it in the bollocks whilst its still in it’s death throes.
Update: Here’s Captain Zarmband’s take on the whole matter.
posted by Duncan Idaho @ 5:17 PM
At 6:26 PM, Anonymous said…
If I had a business in UK I would just move it to India and ship products in. Best way to avoid all the nonsense.
At 6:45 PM, nevo said…
True female thinking if there ever was one. This statement was made by Agatha Christie believe or not.
I don’t think necessity is the mother of invention – invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
Agatha Christie (1890-1976)
Has anybody heard anything as daft as this thinking?
We, men, are inventing things because we are lazy!!!
She’s so dense that she can’t see the contradiction in her phrase.
Idleness means to pass time without working or while avoiding work.
Am I to believe that the space shuttle was built because man can not be bother to walk into space?
Am I to believe that the radio waves and radio transmition were discovered because they were too lazy to walk across the road to speak to their neighbours?
Am I to believe that penicillin was developed not out of necessity but for the fun of it?
Why do women consistently devalue men efforts to better our lives?
Perhaps Agatha would rather do her washing by hand instead of using a machine to do it for her. Or, write her books using candle light instead of electricity. Or, write her books on parched leather instead of white pristine leaf of paper.
Women can be so absurd sometimes that it is impossible to take them seriously. They find humbling to do the house chores and yet do not appreciate modern technology design by men to lighten the house work. Graham Bell invented the telephone to able women to gossip as much as they please.
How preposterous to even think of men as lazy when discovering science for the betterment of human kind.
Men will have to learn to live in the realm of women absurdity in the future. Ironically, thanks to other men politicians.
At 7:07 PM, Anonymous said…
Over here in the States, we have a term for this sort of thing — affirmative action.
I don’t have a problem with a woman having have any job she wants, so long as ***she can do the job without needing the bar lowered because of her boobies***. If she can swing it for 10 hours a day on a construction site, not bitch and moan, and do the job as well as anyone else, more power to her. Where I do take issue is with this Western notion of always having to appeal to the least among us (fact: half of everyone is below average, think about it) and dragging everyone else down in the process, all in the name of “fairness” to the lowest common denominators.
At 7:28 PM, tipster said…
Labour and the unions are a self-generating monstrosity:
“During 2005, over half of Labour’s funding came from the unions. Out of a total £21,716,133 donated to Labour in 2005, £11,972,816 came from the unions. And since the beginning of 2001, around two thirds of Labour’s funding has come from the unions. The Labour Party has received £82 million in donations, of which £52 million has come from the unions (Electoral Commission).”
Britain is plunging headlong into socialism, and history teaches that there can only be one end product: lots of dead bodies.
At 7:29 PM, Darrell said…
you end this article by mentioning the word “equality” here are a few quotes I would like to familiarise you and your readers with
“Most of our media, our schools and our workplaces and so on are to some extent geared to the interests of single white men.”
“We need a step change to make it possible for women to behave like women in the workplace and for men not to be alpha males, for example”
“Partly because there are more disabled people working, many more women working, we are going to a situation were fewer than one in four people in the workplace will be white men.”
I’d like to give you three guesses as to who uttered the above statements, but you never would, so….it was none over than ….dah dah dah…Trevor Phillips the new chair of the equality watchdog,of whom Ruth Kelly said “the CRE chief was the best man for the job”.In short if you are a white, heterosexual, able bodied male don’t expect to much “equality” from this quango.
At 8:00 PM, Duncan Idaho said…
Feminism is the illegitimate bastard of Socialism. I hate both ideologies to their core, and back again.
Also, isn’t it ironic that in her picture, Ruth Kelly, despite being Minister of Women, looks like a teenaged boy?
At 9:30 PM, Anonymous said…
I’m American, but I still like the British term better:
It’s clear and honest about who the screwor and screwee are. Not the Americanized double plus good speak that Affirmative Action screams.
At 9:42 PM, ditchthebitch said…
I’m here in the states, but this sounds like a nightmare that could easily develop here as well. As far as equal pay for women is concerned, the same can be said for women and respect- “respect isn’t something you demand, it’s something you earn.” Women don’t seem to understand the concept of earning anything- they just simply demand and legally force their way into everything. What is even more frightening is the fact that women have been virtually destroying the modern workplace- turning it into a joke. A women WILL work if she has constant supervision (as in a cashier job in a supermarket or a waitress) but in an office setting (where you find the vast majority of Femorroids)women just simply loiter on the job when they even bother to stop by and visit the office. We have several women in my office who took a week as soon as they were hired. Plus, women don’t actually DO anything- they just want to sit around and talk about HOW to do any and everything- so much so that they never actually get around to doing anything and then the men have to pick up their slack. Everytime I see a ‘full-time’ (I use that word very loosely) female employee I just think, “there’s another single mother or soon to be single mother raising a future criminal- a blight on society.” Or “here’s another woman who is crowding the workplace and taking a job that a man could have had to support his family. Why do so many families have to have the husband and wife working? It’s like a dog chasing it’s tail- because women are crowding the workplace. Another thing- sexual harassment- 1 in 3 small to medium businesses in the U.S. will be hit with a frivolous lawsuit this year- mostly bullshit “sexual harassment” lawsuits.. want to solve the problem? Remove the source from the workplace… women and no more sexual harassment lawsuits. We need a push to get women OUT of the workplace, not the other way around. And oh yea, women have turned the workplace into a big whiny daycare center for women. Watch a soap opera on day and notice that any any scene that takes place in a place of business no one is doing absolutely any work in the background. This is how women see the workplace- just another backdrop for their endless emotional melo-dramas. Women are not just unproductive- they are ANTI-PRODUCTIVE!!!
At 2:34 AM, mfsob said…
You guys have a Minister for WOMEN?????
No wonder the UK is more fucked up than the US … not that it’s something for either country to be proud of …
At 11:00 PM, phoenix said…
The most irritating thing is that all woman think that they have power over all men, no matter what the position in the ladder is. All women think they have the right to tell any man how to do their job. And they get to do this because you pretty much can’t fire them, they’ll complain about sexual discrimination or hit you with a harassment lawsuit. If a company needs to downsize, they’ll fire men first, and with men gone productivity is also gone, so the company isn’t about to get better. It just finds new ways to cut costs, instead of improving profits. You can be a high powered attorney at a large law firm, but if you want to make it to partner chances are you’ll be pandering to a secretary, who is half your age and has none of your education. She will frequently think her legal ability is greater than yours, apparently not understanding that she doesn’t do anything, but not letting that bother her in the least.
Is there any wonder why less and less men are going to college these days? Why would any man want to compete with women for an office job, where he will get paid less, work more hours, do more work, and be bossed around by women, all just to make himself more attractive to a woman who will then take his money in divorce? Why do all that when by avoiding college you avoid debt and you avoid having to work with women?
At 9:01 PM, Christopher in Oregon said…
Women in the work place. One of my favorite subjects.
I was just at a store this morning called “Home Depot”. It’s one of those chain home improvement centers that’s about the size of twenty football fields. Seriously. It’s huge. Now when I go to a place like that for products or information, I want to talk to a man. You know; someone who knows his butt from a hole in the ground. I had to return some kitchen cabinet handles that were the wrong size, and the “grrl” who was handling the return counter was as useless as tits on a boar. She stood there in her orange vest, chomping on her bubble gum, while the line backed up out the front door. There were other similar bimbos in great supply- all standing around doing….nothing. You used to be able to go to this kind of place and have MEN help you.
Actually, one man did help me. They have these new automated self-check out stands in the front of the store in order to reduce the number of cashiers, and I don’t know how to work the silly-assed things. So, a male clerk pranced over to help me. Pranced? Yep. Queer as a three dollar bill.
A hardware store used to be a place men could go to buy men things and talk to men about men things. Now they’re full of teenage bimbos and fudgepackers.