Women paid less due to 'monthly' problems - employers' boss
Women get paid less than men because they have monthly "sick problems", have babies and need to take extra leave, an employers association boss says.
WTF? This is the man who is advising NZ's bosses? That someone who vomits up some extraordinary sexist drivel as a reason why women get paid less is in any leadership role whatsoever is an indictment on the NZ business community.
His 19th Century mentality gives insight as to why so few women actually obtain leadership positions on Boards of companies in this country. What a backwards position to not only state and justify, but to restate and justify and then (and this is the killer) when challenged on this most stupid and infantile of arguments, he then states...
"I deserve to be treated with respect on this issue. In the context of the whole interview, 90 per cent would support my viewpoint and 10 per cent would be against."
...you what mate? DESERVE TO BE TREATED WITH RESPECT ON THIS ISSUE???? The Pig arrogance of the man, oh Alasdair, you're going to get a lot of things in the next 48 hours, respect is the least of them. You just became the new poster boy of redneck white collar dumb.
Claiming that women having periods is a reason why they are paid less is like saying the person in a wheelchair gets paid less because they are in a wheelchair or the Maori person gets paid less because their skin is brown.
Citing an intrinsic element of a person as justification for less isn't a justification, it's merely a statement of bigotry.