Of course there is a class analysis. It is necessary for capital to exploit labour, and (in general) to attack wages and conditions. By dividing labour, by playing sections of the working class against each other, by using sexism, racism (see SpineyNorman's post earlier in the thread) etc it can sustain/increase that exploitation. At the same time the effects of the gains made by capital at the expense of labour are going to be most felt on those sections of labour that are already the weakest, sections where women and ethnic minorities are over-represented. As for Carrie Gracie the idea that it's wrong to criticise the obscene levels of pay she and others at the BBC receive is nonsense, in fact Gracie herself mentioned that point. Nor is it wrong to criticise how the issue of the pay gaps often becomes about the unequal pay of the extremely well paid, about how women directors of FTSE100 (or BBC higher ups) are "underpaid", rather than the inequity at the other end of the scale that effects millions of women. And from this you have the suggestion, either implicit or explicit, that by paying women in these jobs equally obscene sums to their male counterparts the benefits will naturally just "trickle down".