Oooph. This is dire.
Put the year 2089 in your robot diaries, females. That’s the year we Australians will finally reach equal pay for women.
Right now, we pay women approximately 65% of what a man earns for the same job. About 65% of women work, but we’re overrepresented in part-time and casual jobs. That is, we have inferior job stability, fewer options for flexible work, and we’re paid significantly less to do the same work. As I said – it’s dire. Think of it this way, if you can stand to: Any young woman entering the workforce today will not see pay equality happen.
It’s one of the tenets of feminist ambition… and yet, most of the women fighting for equal pay will not see it achieved in this country.
Unless science works out how to keep us alive or replace our hearts with robot organs, we will not live to see equal pay.
Actually. The invention of robot hearts that keep us young forever is more likely to happen before equal pay.
Here are 13 astonishing things that will happen before Australians achieve equal pay for women.
In the year 2089…