The worst aspect is that, it being the BBC, we have absolutely no say on this matter, though you pay through the TV Licence fee.
The second worst aspect perhaps is that it is doing nothing in the long run for women on the whole, just creating massive resentment against them – and it is the very worst women who are getting these salaries, those whose opinions are not worth a tinker’s cuss.
Tangentially, the story of Marissa Mayer at Yahoo is a salutary lesson, if any would but learn it – mediocre, of limited vision, poor manager, something many warned of many times during her tenure – she nevertheless got a multi-million dollar severance out of it [it was effectively severance], so she’s on clover and laughing. Money for old rope.
But we weren’t compelled to pay for her, as we are with these bints at the Beeb.
Let me qualify this again – there are some sharp, bright women who can hold their own anywhere. Not one of those, not one, is obscenely paid on the public purse like this.
Then there are degrees of competence and uselessness below that.
Just as with men.
But this BBC move is a political move, a feminazi move, the Big Payback for wrongly perceived past wrongs and far from assisting women in society, it makes women in general just as underpaid as ever, with the added factor of deep, quiet resentment which very much colours men’s dealings with them.
It is polarization.
Unfortunately, I’m back in hospital this morning and can’t post till later in the day [if at all – depends what they decide]. As all three posts crammed in this morning are provocative, I should be around for comments [if any] but can’t past 9 a.m., which is not too good for any new commenters, or for Ivan, Dearieme or Amfortas. Hope to be back mid-afternoon.