Meanwhile on the BBC, the headline reads "Gender pay gap in city 'shocking'". It is a bit of a non-article as it is a more complex topic than the length of the article allows for.
I am fully confident my friend will excel in her new field. One of the primary contributions to her success will be that the issue of motherhood will take a second seat to her drive to the top. I'm really rather of proud of her for that.
But I do feel that one should not say such things aloud lest it is misunderstood and she or I are swept off to a thunder-struck island where lightning bolts crackle down every second in punishment. "If everyone were like you, you would not be here" boomed the voice down from the clouds as a million small horrid creatures ran about shrieking, darting into holes and popping out with a "boo" and slowly slowly torturing us into submission...
No. Enjoy your course. That was fiction.