As I pen this piece the top story on the BBC news website is about a Salford teenager who's been quoted £33,000 to insure his Vauxhall Corsa. This case came to light as a result of an earlier Daily Express article citing a different male teen, Daniel Grey, quoted £24,000 to insure his eleven year old Volvo.
Less wealthy young men faced with such an exorbitant cost of motoring either are priced off our roads or are forced to break the law, either by pretending the car belongs to their parents or by having no insurance whatsoever. And of course if they get caught uninsured or are found to have lied then any future premium rise once again creating a vicious circle of higher costs upon higher costs not to mention criminal convictions. Not only has ever media report on the matter failed to illustrate the above hardships endured by young men but they also fail to mention that such pricing is sexist and to become illegal. The media is so often keen to link even remotely related stories yet this golden rule doesn't' ever appear to apply stories about discrimination against men even when there is blatant sexism which has been proven illegal at the highest possible level. Just imagine if female or ethnic minorities had been the victims here, there'd be numerous piece int eh Guardian and articles full of over the top quotes from misandricc Labour Party MPs or Fawcett Society gender feminists. The only half decent coverage is from the Daily Mail who do at least note that young men are being "priced off the roads".
Talking of the Fawcett Societys it's incredibly blinkered of feminists to complain about women receiving a few percent less in wages compared to men (for entirely different work of course) without looking at other types of income/expenditure related sexism. For Jake Redshaw to drive to his part time job in a warehouse he's looking at spending £5,700 in insurance (the lowest price) even before he's thought about road tax, fuel or maintenance (or buying a vehicle). If Daniel is lucky enough to have a job then he fairs even worse facing a minimum payment of £12,00 for insurance.
Below are the remaining articles covering all the coverage of the story. Not one mentions sexism, the wider consequences of such pricing or even what the prices might have been for a female driver. In fact the only mention of gender is a quote for Jake's mother telling us what a risk young male drivers are as if they're all part of some homogenous group all equally incapable of driving safely.