Women earn less, own less, have less secure jobs, with three times more men than women earning in the top 10%.
Not quite true, the wealth distribution tips female: all those widows inheriting you see?
But more importantly, as every damn advertiser in the land knows, women control some 80% of the spending. Because, and I know this is an amazing insight, the standard human unit is the family. In a number of gloriously different forms, agreed, not rigidly bound by gender, permanence or role. But we do tend to, just quite naturally (it’s this being mammals thing, see?) meet up, settle down and share out the roles of production and deciding upon consumption.
The pay gap has narrowed annually for a generation, though women still earn 15.5% less than men.
And Polly is still using the wrong numbers. Here’s the actual numbers.
For full timers it’s under 10% now. For part timers women earn more than men.