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Despite the fact they're almost half as likely to die as men from coronavirus, this "journalist" has made them into the victims.

The comments show what people actually think of it, mind.

https://uk.yahoo.com/news/coronavirus-pandemic-affecting-women-men-230107169.html

Three ways the coronavirus pandemic is affecting women more than men

James MorrisSenior news reporter, Yahoo News UK
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The coronavirus pandemic is affecting women more than men, economists have said. (David Cliff/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
The coronavirus pandemic is affecting women more than men, economists have said. (David Cliff/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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One of the main talking points during the UK’s coronavirus outbreak has been its unequal impact on different parts of society.

An example of this is the effect the pandemic is having on women.

Prof Abi Adams-Prassl, an economist from the University of Oxford, has been investigating this as part of the “COVID inequality project”.

Her evidence has been heard by the House of Commons women and equalities committee as part of an ongoing probe.

She spoke to Yahoo News UK and identified three key ways in which the COVID-19 fallout is affecting women more than men.

1. Childcare

“One of the key differences between this recession compared to the past,” Prof Adams-Prassl says, “is the role of school closures and the fact childcare is really disrupted at the moment.”

As part of their research, she and colleagues ran surveys asking furloughed people whether they wanted to go back to work.

Women with children were “significantly more apprehensive” about going back, she said.

The research also found women would spend an average three-and-a-half hours on childcare on a typical day at the height of the lockdown, compared to two-and-a-half hours by men.

With the furlough scheme set to end on 31 October, Prof Adams-Prassl said: “There needs to be some sensitivity to the end of the furloughing scheme and what’s going on with schools and childcare.

“It doesn’t seem like much has been spoken about, other than it’s ending in October, which I think could bring with it more economic issues for women.”

She adds: “In the current narrative, there’s schools policy, public health policy and economic policy. If you are thinking about gender equality and the gendered outcomes of COVID, you really need to think about all of these things together.”

Meanwhile, separate research published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) last month also found the burden of home schooling fell disproportionately on women (60%), “potentially contributing to higher anxiety among women”.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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2. Job losses

Prof Adams-Prassl and fellow academics found women in the UK were 5% more likely to lose their jobs than men.

Female-dominated sectors such as the retail and food industries have been among those hit hard by job losses, she said.

She says: “Something which is very different about this recession compared to the financial crisis [of 2007/08] is that it’s female-dominated industries which have been hit harder by the lockdown and social distancing measures.”

It follows research published by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) in early April, which said women “disproportionately” work in retail and hospitality: sectors hugely impacted by the lockdown.

It said 17% of female employees were in such sectors, compared to 13% of male employees.

3. Investment in male-dominated industries

Last week, chancellor Rishi Sunak announced his “plan for jobs”. A key part of this was £5.8bn on “shovel-ready” construction projects.

Construction, according to a House of Commons report published in March, is an industry where 85% of jobs are held by men.

Prof Adams-Prassl says: “That [spending announcement] would have a bigger impact, at least in the short term, in terms of employment prospects for men.

“If you think about where a lot of job losses have been occurring – retail, restaurants, food – they are female-dominated industries and it seems quite a big ask in the short term for people who have been made unemployed in those sectors to potentially take up opportunities where money is being shovelled in by the government with these new schemes.”

Chancellor Rishi Sunak promoting his 'plan for jobs' at a factory in Worcester last week. (Phil Noble/pool via AP)
Chancellor Rishi Sunak promoting his 'plan for jobs' at a factory in Worcester last week. (Phil Noble/pool via AP)

Government by men, for men?

Throughout the pandemic, Downing Street has been criticised for male-dominated decision making.

Boris Johnson’s “war cabinet” for dealing with COVID-19 consisted entirely of men: Sunak, Matt Hancock, Michael Gove and Dominic Raab.

Meanwhile, of the government’s 92 daily Downing Street press briefings between 16 March and 23 June, only three were led by a woman: Priti Patel.

Home secretary Priti Patel leads a daily coronavirus briefing in Downing Street in April. (Pippa Fowles/10 Downing Street via AP)
Home secretary Priti Patel leads a daily coronavirus briefing in Downing Street in April. (Pippa Fowles/10 Downing Street via AP)

Is this government by men, for men?

Prof Adams-Prassl says: “The decisions that I have seen give you little to go on to say that hasn’t been the case. I thought the package last week was surprising in terms of how clearly gendered it was.”

She adds: “The statements which came last week, I would say, are definitely favouring industries and occupations which are predominantly male-dominated as opposed to those which have been hit hardest which are predominately female.”

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5 hours ago, MrPin said:

I reckon it's probably stressful not sending the kids to school. And the children miss out on some education.

They miss out on schooling. It probably gives them a good opportunity to acquire some education in the time they’re not wasting at school. 

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5 hours ago, eight said:

Doesn't the fact that we even have time for these "discussions" show that the whole thing is somewhat overstated?

I predicted, I think, back in February that once we had articles on wimmin/bammies/trannies etc in relation to Corona we would know it was all a lot of tommyrot. There would be no time nor appetite for such guff in a genuine national emergency.

IIRC the first such article appeared about a week after Lockdown.

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Don’t really understand, I don’t have a problem with any of my women. 
Any lip or backchat and I sleep with one of the others.

I am sure that Onesie will issue her quarterly misogynist label, but I believe this is the only way to keep the Graun’s Harpies quiet. 
 

Good God I got drunk tonight. 2 new pub openings / parties and an an after party stuffed with totty. No Corona here 😂 

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U to I (after Sarah repped). So drunk I can barely see to type this!
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8 hours ago, Reck B said:

4. Bins

When their partner dies of covid, they'll have to take the fucking bins out.

5. Spiders

Prolonged periods of economic inactivity standing on a chair as there’s no one around to deal with the menacing 5mm diameter HUGE arachnid that’s looking at her, even though it’s dead.

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4 hours ago, Bkkandrew said:

Don’t really understand, I don’t have a problem with any of my women. 
Any lip or backchat and I sleep with one of the others.

I am sure that Onesie will issue her quarterly misogynist label, but I believe this is the only way to keep the Graun’s Harpies quiet. 
 

Good God I got drunk tonight. 2 new pub openings / parties and an an after party stuffed with totty. No Corona here 😂 

Clearly you are in purgatory😆

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They have to put up with all this AND being the primary victims of war due to all the sons and husbands being killed?

We men clearly need to do more. We could start by killing the daughters and wives so that men understand how it feels to be the primary victim of these terrible wars and pandemics.

For any GCHQ watching, that's a joke, not an incitement to misogynistic violence:ph34r:

 

 

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So what she's saying is:

  1. Women like looking after children and would prefer to do that if they had the choice.
  2. Women are servile and prefer to work at jobs where they can please people.
  3. Men do the important work that needs funding if the economy is to recover.

 

 

 

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