Written By: - Date published: 9:07 am, January 17th, 2017 - 39 comments
Various events are planned in protest around Trump’s inauguration. One of them is a series of marches organised by and for women. There are (at time of writing) 386 marches organised world wide, including in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.
Written By: - Date published: 8:04 am, November 26th, 2016 - 4 comments
A 2015 court decision forced National’s hand on pay equity. This week the equity working group reported back. To its credit National is accepting the recommendations, and unions are hailing a big win. But the final form of any law is not yet clear.
Written By: - Date published: 9:43 am, October 31st, 2016 - 22 comments
As a government National is no friend to women, and as a party National has structural problems with selecting and supporting women. Stacey Kirk in the SST writes on National’s lack of female depth.
Written By: - Date published: 4:00 pm, October 21st, 2016 - 22 comments
Originally posted at Tangerina. This is in response to an earlier column Society, not rugby, needs to change its culture by Peter Jackson, Editor of the Northland Age. Mr Jackson is right; society does need to change its culture. Rugby doesn’t exist in a vacuum – it’s played and managed by people. Imperfect people, impressionable people, people […]
Written By: - Date published: 5:05 pm, August 29th, 2016 - Comments Off on Last chance to sign the equal pay petition
New Zealand’s record is shameful. It is long past time or equal pay. You can sign the petition here.
Written By: - Date published: 12:43 pm, July 28th, 2016 - 109 comments
Plus she makes Fox News reporters’ heads explode.
Written By: - Date published: 8:49 am, January 15th, 2016 - 17 comments
It’s been a hardy annual finding of late – the pay gap between males and females is getting steadily worse. History suggests that Labour governments have some answers…
Written By: - Date published: 2:00 pm, November 12th, 2015 - 45 comments
Previously posted at Boots Theory. Content note: discussion of sexual violence and the experience of survivors. Yesterday I did a round-up of the women’s voices on Twitter talking about recent events in Parliament, where women MPs from the Opposition, many of them survivors of sexual violence, were thrown out of the House for taking exception […]
Written By: - Date published: 7:34 am, November 12th, 2015 - 64 comments
Key and Carter have brought NZ international shame yet again. Males in a position of power using rape as a cheap political tactic and then punishing women for speaking up. Brighter Future.
Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, October 27th, 2015 - 388 comments
Rachel Stewart writes about a disaster for this country.
Written By: - Date published: 11:12 am, August 8th, 2015 - 18 comments
Amy Adams has congratulated Chris Finlayson’s commitment to equality in Judicial appointments for the first all female Court of Appeal sitting. However each of the Judges had been appointed to the Judiciary by the last Labour Government. And Finlayson’s history of judicial appointments still favours male appointments.
Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, June 23rd, 2015 - 51 comments
Beyond discrimination against women, there’s a broader set of assumptions we make about work and workers, and it’s hurting us – workers, society, and business.
Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, May 4th, 2015 - Comments Off on Support Wellington Rape Crisis this week
This week is Wellington Rape Crisis’ annual appeal.
Written By: - Date published: 5:48 pm, April 25th, 2015 - 407 comments
From pulling ponytails to police minimisation, there is a deep problem in our country with attitudes towards women and to sexual violence.
Written By: - Date published: 7:45 am, March 8th, 2015 - 64 comments
“International Women’s Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.”
Written By: - Date published: 12:18 pm, March 7th, 2015 - 41 comments
Tomorrow is International Women’s Day. In New Zealand the gender pay gap is growing – perhaps because National abolished the Department of Labour’s Pay and Employment Equity Unit.
Written By: - Date published: 3:36 pm, February 11th, 2015 - 63 comments
It seems that just as the 30’s offered the chance to turn dreams into reality, Syria is offering that chance up to ‘the left’ today. Suddenly, for me, the recent travel bans and the passport confiscation laws etc make sense since we are potentially looking at an international influx of non-nutters and non- psychopaths as happened during the Spanish Revolution of the 30s.
Written By: - Date published: 1:43 pm, December 19th, 2014 - 70 comments
Feminism is a reaction. A position. A belief that women should, by right, be entitled to all the same ‘privileges’ as men: fair pay, high quality free education, control of their own money (and bodies), freedom to choose who to love and how to act. Freedom of movement, association, dress, beliefs. Respect as an equal. Opportunity. Equity in decision-making. A voice.
Written By: - Date published: 9:48 am, September 19th, 2014 - 5 comments
… with pre-election day fervour. It’s an election that’s going down to the wire. The energy is there for the left to keep talking to people, and to encourage as many as possible to get out and vote. It’s Suffrage Day – reporting via the telegraph in 1893 to the internet today. On-going updates
Written By: - Date published: 1:02 pm, July 19th, 2014 - 7 comments
A must read Hand Mirror post acknowledges the passing of Pat Rossier. She played a significant role in NZ’s 2nd wave Women’s Movement. Misinformation about feminism fails to represent its diversity & socialist underpinnings. A full chronicle of the NZ 2nd wave is needed.