My colleague Eddie had a go at Phil Goff this morning for dickish remarks, and fair enough too. But in the interests of keeping things in perspective, just a reminder as to which is the sexist party here.
In National’s cabinet just 1 of the top 5 ministers is female (3 of the top 10, just 6 of the 20-strong cabinet, and just 2 of the 8 ministers outside cabinet).
The number of women in state appointed boards has declined under National too.
One of the Nat government’s first acts when elected was to axe “two investigations aimed at improving the pay of women as it tries to save money by controlling public sector salaries”.
Concerned about sexism in NZ? Don’t vote National.