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Equal Pay And Equal Rights

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According to the RCP, taking into account careers breaks and part-time working, the work of women doctors accounts for 60% of a full time equivalent doctor, compared to 80% for men.

This means that more doctors will be needed to provide the same amount of cover.

I don't think I've ever seen a more clear and direct admission that women are not equal to men in real terms.

Also consider this unintended consequence:

Sarah Blaney represents and articulates the problems of modern medical training. It is hard enough to get through the training required to be, for example, a consultant surgeon if you are male. If you are female and want to have children, it is even harder. It can and has been done, but it is not easy. So should the training be made easier for females? Before you answer that, what you have to ask yourself is, when you are having your heart transplant, do you want the operation done by someone who is experienced and competent? A male surgeon may have taken twenty years to get that experience. A female working half-time will have taken forty years. So by the time she is experienced enough to do the operation, she has retired.


Not sure how that pans in other professions, but any job that needs expensive long training and requires a complex skill set is going to be affected all the same.

However, the 60% output is probably the same across all industries.

So much for 'equality'.

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