You may need to give your self an additional little lie-in, or perhaps even take the entire day without work on November 10. You almost certainly don’t want me to remind you: it’s Equal Pay Day. This day marks the truth that girls in the United Kingdom earn a mean of 18.1% not up to males for doing the similar jobs – and so, from that date, any individual lacking a penis is operating for the remainder of the yr free of charge.
That’s an growth at the 2015 determine of a 19.three% pay hole however, you understand, similar to Miranda Priestly, I’m not up to overjoyed with this glacial tempo of exchange. I’m certain you’re feeling the similar. This dialog was once prime at the schedule previous this yr, once I met with all of the Editors-In-Chief of each and every version of Glamour from all over the world. How may just we, as a collective, upload to the forces of exchange on this house? How may just we in reality do our section and be sure that we’re all hiring girls and paying them rather?
As the ‘American me’, Editor-In-Chief of US Glamour Cindi Leive, stated, “Feminism starts by looking at your own shop.” And so the concept that was once born: all 17 international editions of Glamour would rent handiest girls to produce this particular November issue. For each and every project devised from scratch, we employed handiest girls. That’s photographers, writers, makeup artists, hairstylists, set designers, you identify it.*
I’ve to be truthful and inform you that it was once a startling workout for me to in reality have a look at the imbalance of female and male individuals. Consider the duvet on my own: there’s in most cases a not up to 40% likelihood that it’s been photographed via a lady; or is shot on units designed via a lady. Critics of feminism are fast to indicate that favouring using girls isn’t equality. But till the playing cards are stacked in one of these method that we have got an equivalent quantity of women and men able to be hired, we do want to imagine how we stage that enjoying box from the start.
At Glamour we will’t exchange the entirety. But we’re proud to play a component in expanding the visibility of extra girls, on an international scale, by means of our pages. Of route, this isn’t the task completed. Glamour has all the time been dedicated to searching for out and celebrating feminine skill, however this workout and the teachings we’ve learnt from it imply that going ahead, we can be redoubling our efforts on that entrance.
I’m hoping you experience this particular, celebratory issue.
Jo Elvin, Editor-In-Chief
Disclaimer: The splendidly gifted males on group of workers at Glamour didn’t get the month off – regardless that they idea they may! The ‘women only’ mission refers to all of the assignments we created for this issue. No male group of workers have been sacked or harmed in some other method throughout the introduction of this mag.