Written By: - Date published: 8:36 am, August 28th, 2019 - 153 comments
As the Amazon burns and the world looks on aghast as our lungs go up in flames Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has chosen to respond to an offer of help from the G7 by picking a fight with French leader Emmanuel Macron.
Written By: - Date published: 2:55 pm, March 13th, 2019 - 6 comments
Cardinal Pell has been given six years in jail for his crimes against children. But the Catholic Church has a range of other allegations to resolve.
Written By: - Date published: 1:06 pm, January 1st, 2019 - 66 comments
A comment from veutoviper has a go at the prevelant myth that Jacinda Arden has been using her family for PR points. As veutoviper points out by looking at the NZ Womens Weekly that Simon Bridges appears to have a much higher profile with his family washing. For some reason our political misogynists appear to have a double standard.
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: 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: 12:08 pm, July 6th, 2018 - 292 comments
Far right journalist Lauren Southern wants to come to New Zealand to give a speech which will no doubt insult various communities. Should we let her in?
Written By: - Date published: 8:11 am, July 6th, 2018 - 31 comments
Dame Margaret Beazley has concluded in her report into Russell McVeagh, New Zealand’s Goldman Sachs, that it has serious problems including instances of excessive drinking and in some instances crude, drunken, and sexually inappropriate behaviour, a failure of governance and pockets of bullying.
Written By: - Date published: 8:57 am, July 3rd, 2018 - 99 comments
Elements in the media clearly think that the payment of a modest amount to families with young babies will cause them to breed babies for a business.
Written By: - Date published: 9:05 am, April 20th, 2018 - 105 comments
This week has seen a number of examples where right wing and religious men have said stupid things and then had their statements defended on the basis that free speech should be protected.
Written By: - Date published: 12:02 pm, March 5th, 2018 - 49 comments
It’s time for progressive men to support women’s politics, in New Zealand and here on The Standard.
Written By: - Date published: 6:53 am, January 25th, 2018 - 152 comments
Sarah Wilson at writehanded.org writes “Amid accusations that our Prime Minister deliberately mislead the country by getting pregnant and will now be an unfit leader due to “baby brain” and motherhood, I’m reflecting on how it feels to be a woman in the public eye. You can almost always guarantee that when someone shouts “this isn’t a gender issue!” – it is. And the issues are many.”
Written By: - Date published: 6:57 am, January 5th, 2018 - 75 comments
Solidarity with Madeline Anello Kitzmiller.
Written By: - Date published: 6:39 am, December 9th, 2017 - 15 comments
When history buries treasures, those treasures don’t have to remain buried.
Written By: - Date published: 6:35 am, November 3rd, 2017 - 7 comments
“The government is throwing out pay equity legislation introduced by National, saying it makes it harder for people to make a claim for fair wages.”
Written By: - Date published: 2:37 pm, October 22nd, 2017 - 15 comments
An unsung hero of the civilised burn.
Written By: - Date published: 12:40 pm, September 11th, 2017 - 2 comments
Reprinted with permission from Julia Schiller’s blog Enough is Enough. Julia analyses Abortion politics in New Zealand and details a recent interaction she had with National MP Simon O’Connor.
Written By: - Date published: 11:12 am, August 21st, 2017 - 123 comments
It’s not just policy that is important. The fight of this election is over values and whether people matter too.
Written By: - Date published: 12:11 pm, August 3rd, 2017 - 54 comments
What decade are we in again?
Written By: - Date published: 7:10 am, March 8th, 2017 - 73 comments
A new report has some really interesting findings on the gender pay gap. Paula Bennett engaged in a bit of grandstanding, but it rings completely hollow given National’s history on the issue.
Happy International Women’s Day.