Written By: - Date published: 8:28 am, September 20th, 2020 - 27 comments
RBG’s death was an important event for women here because it happened on the anniversary of Women’s Suffrage Day 126 years ago. On this day in New Zealand we celebrate women being able to vote, the women who won further victories of political liberation, and many got together to recount our female heroes enabled by that right and all those rights that followed.
Written By: - Date published: 10:07 am, August 11th, 2020 - 110 comments
Stats NZ want to use gender rather than sex as the default for data collection. But they’ve neglected to ask women about that.
Written By: - Date published: 8:17 am, April 10th, 2019 - 79 comments
National’s internal cultural review has been completed but two female MPs most affected by recent events were not interviewed.
Written By: - Date published: 8:56 am, September 30th, 2018 - 63 comments
The Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearing last week showed two extremes, one person describing a painful event in her past life and another person angrily denying that anything happened and claiming it was all about him.
Written By: - Date published: 11:25 am, September 25th, 2018 - 80 comments
A schoolgirl correctly identified exactly what caused the stink at Carterton South school. Why wasn’t she listened to?
Written By: - Date published: 7:26 am, August 28th, 2018 - 3 comments
Forward In 2016 I wrote the below dissertation as part of my History Honours degree at Victoria University. This dissertation explores the 1950s equal pay campaign, and specifically looks at the Jean Parker Case. Jean Parker was a PSA member employed at IRD, who like Kristine Bartlett 60 years later, won a landmark equal pay legal […]
Written By: - Date published: 12:12 pm, August 26th, 2018 - 42 comments
The Scottish government has just taken a massive step to eradicate period poverty. Why not here?
Written By: - Date published: 5:39 pm, May 15th, 2018 - 97 comments
National MPs are refusing to own up to who used a sexist comment in Parliament against Jacinda Ardern.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, March 15th, 2018 - 87 comments
Do we have a sexual assault problem in New Zealand, or an alcohol problem? The media has decided for you. (Content warning: Sexual assault, rape culture, discussion of problematic news coverage thereof)
Written By: - Date published: 12:02 pm, March 5th, 2018 - 51 comments
It’s time for progressive men to support women’s politics, in New Zealand and here on The Standard.
Written By: - Date published: 7:36 pm, February 12th, 2018 - 119 comments
Bob Jones is now suing the woman that wants to strip him of his Knighthood over her use of the term “hate speech.” Can we think about perhaps stopping this litigiousness now?
Written By: - Date published: 12:27 pm, January 24th, 2018 - 17 comments
Ursula K Le Guin has died.
Written By: - Date published: 11:35 am, December 11th, 2017 - 69 comments
When an apple tree is shaken, pips can fall to the ground and germinate. And then things grow back more or less as before.
Written By: - Date published: 3:00 pm, December 7th, 2017 - 136 comments
Time has named participants of the #MeToo campaign its people of the year. So why hasn’t the movement taken hold in New Zealand the way it has in the United States?
Written By: - Date published: 1:28 pm, September 5th, 2017 - 31 comments
There’s a direct relationship between how badly we treat mothers and how much we exalt neoliberalism.
Written By: - Date published: 9:43 am, August 9th, 2017 - 5 comments
“Here’s a new idea for the Tories: Why not ask a simple question every time you propose a course of action: Is this morally just?”
Written By: - Date published: 12:11 pm, August 3rd, 2017 - 54 comments
What decade are we in again?
Written By: - Date published: 7:22 pm, March 8th, 2017 - 50 comments
Test of a speech given by feminist icon Sandra Coney on the state of the feminist movement in 2017
Written By: - Date published: 12:31 am, February 14th, 2017 - 106 comments
There has been an unfortunate trend developing in recent weeks, of negatively labelling people who dare to have a different opinion on equality to the labeller, as identarian. This description is something to be appreciated in these times when dark forces appear to be on the rise again.