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Carrie Gracie is right—equal pay is about more than the men and women at the top

The BBC pay row signifies a much deeper problem: an economy that operates on gender and race disparities

By Maya Goodfellow  

A new year brings with it the same old problems: Carrie Gracie’s public resignation as the BBC’s China editor has reignited the conversation around equal pay and the gender pay gap.

Amid the messages of support, there flowed the predictable responses: “she gets paid enough,” some claimed; others suggested her job isn’t the equivalent to those of her male counterparts.

While these voices could somewhat sidetrack the debate—and the strange situation of Carrie being the subject of a new story while also presenting BBC 4’s flagship political programme, Today, prompted bemused…

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