What's worse: a 10% cut in your annual income or dearer car insurance?! Obviously it's the former. Men's pensions annuities are from today to take a 10% cut as a deliberate act of direct sex discrimination against men by the EU. Yet the BBC reports merely the collateral of a supposed 'gender neutral' ruling in increased car insurance premiums for women.
Men have always and always will live on average about five years less than women. This is for the deepest of biological -- not 'socially constructed' -- reasons, so it is important to take this into account in calculating what slice of an individual's pension pie is received annually. For this reason male pensions annuities have always been larger than womens'. It used to be that men were seriously discriminated against in having to work for five years longer than women before receiving a pension. Now that has been ended this new form of sex discrimination against men has been introduced.
The BBC even misreports the situation re car insurance, in that the unfairness previously was towards most men, who are not 'boy racers'. Why were all men categorised together? It is clearly fairer to lump everyone together as is the case from today than to discriminate in this way, because at least any unfairness is spread wider and not loaded entirely on to one sex (the male), the majority of whom are safe drivers.
I am escalating a complaint against the BBC up to the BBC Trust.