What about equality in retirement?
If feminism is about equality then why don’t feminists ever talk about retirement issues?
For example males in NZ used to have a life expectancy 7 years less than women until very recently. The gap is now down to 4 or 5 years. Even so this is significantly less. In addition males in retirement tend to have a lower quality of life for several reasons.
All of this matters because the population is ageing.
What I propose is that males and females should get government pensions and the option to retire 20 years before the average life expectancy of their sex.
For example it has just been announced that a girl born today has a life expectancy of 81.9 years, and a newborn boy 77.9 years. I propose that males should start receiving a pension at 57.9 years and females at 61.9 years.
And don’t even get me started on woman alone and widows only benefits.
I am sure all the feminists out there will embrace this idea and promote it strongly – being how they are all about equality and all.