Employment

The Reason for the Gender Pay Gap? Motherhood, Housework and Capitalism

We can’t solve the gender pay gap until we offer accessible universal childcare, eradicate domestic gender roles (or pay women for their unpaid labour) and regulate capitalism. Disclaimer: the gender pay gap (GPG) can hardly be attributed to overt discrimination against women in favour of men at the hiring stage (although this does exist, as …

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Why is it Harder Being a Female in the Music Industry? Sexualisation, objectification, and “mansplaining” – An interview with artist and advocate iLana Armida.

A recent study has concluded that a staggering 81% of women say navigating the music industry is harder for them than it is for men. And it’s not just about them feeling they have to work twice as hard, either. In fact, the Be The Change: Women Making Music survey identified the main challenge for …

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The COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond: A Bad Time to be a Woman and an Even Worse Time to be a Mother

Check out Simone’s amazing life blog, Life Inspiration File, here. I write this from my couch – legs propped up and laptop precariously placed on a cushion in my lap. I am trying to be quiet: my one year old is napping. Perhaps I have thirty minutes more, an hour if I’m lucky. I’m working, …

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Sex Workers Unite: Is OnlyFans the Answer to Bringing Decriminalisation of all Areas of Sex Work?

In many everyday circumstances both men and women sell a service to a customer and receive payment. This continues to be the fundamental concept of any job in modern day and in past and recent history. However, sex workers, whilst still maintaining this fundamental concept have consistently received criticism for the nature of their occupation. …

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