Yesterday 60-year-old Terence Milne suffered what will have been an excruciatingly painful death after being covered in hot, molten tar through an accident at his job. At his age and given his job he was likely to have contributed a lifetime of hard, dirty physical work and now he won’t get to rest in retirement. Our sympathy is extended to his family and associates.
We can expect no sympathy from the feminist brigade or our Ministry for Women. Their attitude may well be “Quick, look the other way and ignore it while we demand women be paid more. He was just another male chauvinist pig with the cheek to earn 12% more than women do on average across the work they do”.
Mr Milne was the third male killed on the job during November, but the fact almost 100% of all workers killed on the job year after year are males is rarely considered worthy of mention. The headlines of the articles about Mr Milne’s death failed to mention the killed ‘worker’ was actually a killed ‘male worker’, whereas if it had been a female her gender would have been headlined and emphasized.