At long long last, a senior business person has has the balls to openly challenge Harman, The Fawcett Society, The Equalities Commission and anyone else who continually uses the the gender pay gap or the career 'glass ceiling' as a way to attack men (see number of posts in the employment section) For far too long men have lied back and taken it without a whisper of dissent, it has been female commentators who have been left to pick up the cudgels.
This week, Sir Stuart Rose, the Chairman and Chief Executive of Marks and Spencers said women had never had it so good and were able to bring up children and enjoy a successful career, if they wanted to. This not only challenges the glass ceiling but also the gender pay gap which studies, time after time, show that it is not down to discrimination but lifestyle choice.
The Equalities Commission who are currently carrying out a witch-hunt in the City will be particularly exercised by this.
What is also credible about Sir Stuart Rose is that not only is he a captain of industry but also that his record of promoting women (based on tehrio merit) is very good so what brickbats can be thrown at him? None.