Today is #EqualPayDay, a day to draw attention to the fact that women are still being paid less for doing the same job as a man. Figures released today show that the pay gap is now five times greater for women in their 20s than it was six years ago.
People across the country have been weighing in with the #equalpayday hashtag, holding up the equals symbol and giving their two cents on the problem.
A lot of these people have been men – and there’s been quite a divide. On the one hand, we’ve seen a lot of men come out in solidarity with women, like these shining examples:
1. Greg James
Greg killed it with that new 280 character limit and his pic with Jo Whiley.
2. David Lammy
3. Sadiq Khan
The Mayor of London added his two cents, which is important as London is apparently the worst city in the UK for the gender pay gap. He also called himself a feminist which is really cool.
4. Jeremy Corbyn
OBVS Jezza was getting involved.
5. Piers Morgan, shockingly
In his weird new “I’m actually quite liberal” leaf that he’s trying to turn, Piers added this in. I mean he still managed to do it in a bit of an off way, because he basically missed the point – but bless him for trying.
6. Reverend Richard Coles
In literally the most formal way, aw.
7. Danny-Boy Hatchard
Can’t argue with that.
8. These guys
But of course, with the men doing the right thing come the men who have to complain, such as:
First of all – what is that username? Second of all… almonds? What? And third of all WE SPEND MORE BECAUSE WE ARE TOLD TO BY A SOCIETY THAT IS OBSESSED WITH OUR APPEARANCE AND CHARGING US FOR BLEEDING ONCE A MONTH.
Remember, ladies – if you’re underpaid, just get another job! It really is THAT simple!
Why is it that angry men always have the Union Jack emoji?
See? UNION JACK EMOJI. Also some terrible logic from Mr Bennett.
Some angry tones from AnaalBeads.
Sounds like feminism would actually benefit this guy. More dirty jobs for women!
And then there’s this classic. Really hun?
This just goes to show, even though it’s amazing that we’re starting to recognise and address this issue – a lot more men need to add their voice to the cause, and stop criticising it because they’re sensitive about women getting more money.