The landmark victory for female workers in Birmingham has played out against a backdrop of the usual radical feminist man-hating.
If you read the headlines and the way the story has been represented you would have thought
all of the men at the council got bonuses, whilst women did not. This is not true of course because it was about the roles not the gender.
Some women in the roles that qualified for bonuses would have got them, and any men in the non-bonus roles would not. But it has all been about women which is similar to previous portrayals. Will this men in a similar state as these men were in and will have to fight the courts for their equality!
Any man undertaking the roles that the women won the claim for should also now sue but because of the publicity I bet many will feel the judgement does not apply to them when it does. And actually if you read between the lines of what the BBC said, it says 'mainly women' but then other media just say all women.
As the solicitors who won the case, Leigh Day and Co, have said they have 1,000 cases ready to go - let's see how many of them are men, have they tried to find male claimants or just woman and are they trying not to. Answers are needed.
Posted by Skimmington