22 hours ago
Hmmm... 👎for the 21% gender gap in Germany 👍for BVG trying to do something about it with the Equal Pay Day. What do you think about this campaign? 🤔
I do not consider myself as a inveterate feminist; I love, understand and support men and their rights; gender equality is more my thing 😊 However gender gap is one of the topics that I am strongly against. Why women earn less than men just because they are women? Is the society telling us that our work has less value? Is all this about the kids, the family, the female issues? Those days were women's solely priority was childcare are over, now we are very capable to love and take care of a family, but also work and contribute to the economic growth 💪
In Germany, the gender pay gap has been 21% for the last two years, and things haven’t really evolved despite the quotas for the representation of women on corporate boards or the law for payment transparency 😐
In order to advocate for the same professional opportunities for women and fight against stereotypes of the male bus or train drivers, BVG offers today what is called the "Frauenticket" which stands for a AB Day Ticket incl. 21% discount (exactly the gender gap percentage). So basically I can buy today a cheaper ticket because I earn less than men! 🤨 There are various opinions in the media about the campaign, some negative, some positive. Let's just keep in mind that this campaign is not trying to fix the problem, neither to discriminate men; it is run only to raise awareness. Or do you think that the €1,50 discount will fix the real issue?
#gendergap #berlincity #equalpayday at Berlin, Germany