Well, probably not only in WA. But sheesh, did my head ever hit the desk when I saw how the awful situation for women’s wages was somehow turned into “Those bitchez are getting it good” headline in The West:
“West Australian women are enjoying a pick-up in wages faster than their male counterparts, new figures out of the Australian Bureau of Statistics show.
The ABS reported today that the adult ordinary full-time weekly wage for a woman in WA increased 1.7 per cent over the past three months to reach $1129.30 or $58,723.60 over the year. It’s up 6.7 per cent over the past 12 months.
By contrast, male wages rose 0.5 per cent over the past quarter to $1473.20 a week or $76,606.40 a year. Over the past year they’ve risen by 5.1 per cent.”
Men’s wages are now only 30% greater than women’s! If this trend continues, they may only get 29% more than women do by 2011! The poor darlings!
Categories: gender & feminism