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    Until very recently the retirement age in the UK was 60 for women and 65 for men. This despite the fact that women have longer life expectancies and work in less demanding professions. This earlier retirement age gave women in the UK amongst many other sexist advantages access to earlier pensions than men.

    In 1995 it was decided that the retirement age was discriminatory towards men and the government made the decision to increase it for women gradually to equal that of men. Twenty years after this decision and the retirement age for women is still lower than that for men. It is currently at 63. It is expected to reach equality at 65 for both men and women in 2018.

    With backing from political parties such as the SNP feminist groups have campaigned heavily against this change calling for it to stop and for “women who have been effected by it to receive compensation”.
    Last edited by Equity; 08-02-2017, 08:50 PM.

  • #2
    Feminist equality = complete hypocrisy
    "...especially when it comes to communication, it can be observed, if it is not a negotiation it's a war."
    Originally posted by menrppl2
    Can't live with em, life is great without them.


    • #3
      thanks for sharing mate!

      obviously treating people equally is unequal. Women are equal to men and they can do everything men can do in heels and do it better... that's why they need help in all areas of life!


      • #4
        I'm rather in favour of us all retiring early:


        • #5
          why does change benefiting women happen instantly

          while change getting women true equality (but having a negative impact for women) take 20 years?

          fucking bullshit.
          Originally posted by MatrixTransform
          where were you before you put yourself last?
          Originally posted by TheNarrator
          Everywhere I travel, tiny life. Single-serving sugar, single-serving cream, single pat of butter. The microwave Cordon Bleu hobby kit. Shampoo-conditioner combos, sample-packaged mouthwash, tiny bars of soap. The people I meet on each flight? They're single-serving friends.


          • #6
            The women of that age-range were women from another era, that perhaps earned the right to expect security in their old-age.

            Older crones such as Phyllis Schlafly and her cohort.

            The younger cohorts opted for independence, and independence they shall receive.

            Here are your papers ladies, you are free, now get off our lawn.

            In due time, even the inequality of life expectancy vis-a-vis pensions will be addressed.

            Sympathy is in short supply these days, and halos are fading all over town.

            Universal Basic Income pre-supposes the existance of "welfare," when even your vaunted Sweden is cutting back the dole and telling its bums to get a job.

            If you think the rest of us are going to bust rump and hand over our shit to women and welfare bums, you need to wake up and wipe the smeg from your eyes.

            That era has come and gone like airline meals, you bring your own crackers from here on out.


            • #7
              Phyllis Schlafly was anything but pro male. if one actually stopped and read her stuff, she disliked feminism not because it made slaves out of men, but because she felt woman's natural role was lounging around the house, having coffee klatches with her neighbors, and hitting the malls, while men did ALL the work. And, yes, she said exactly that at least in one book I read some years ago.


              • #8
                They want equality in the areas they feel they don't have it and to retain superiority in the areas where they have it.