Equal pay for less work?
The University of Helsinki study found women took 46 per cent more short-term sick leave than their male counterparts even after discounting the data for child-care absences. They were also a third more likely to take slightly longer periods of sick leave, which required a medical certificate. Researchers said that the reasons for the difference could include women finding their work more physically demanding. Alternatively, they might simply be more organized about seeing a doctor and getting signed off work when ill.
The average UK worker takes six sick days a year - down from a peak of 9.1 in 1991.
Does this not weaken the "equal pay for equal work" argument of feminists?
Women have been given a "free pass" by most men under the illusion that they will not be required to leave work early to pick-up little Jadyce or Jason at the daycare when called upon.
As it turns out, Mom just wanted a "mental health" day.
The overall pay gap with men earning more is not about discrimination; it is mostly about the division of labor once children arrive - yet feminist folk-myth continues to portray it as an insidious patriarchal plot.