Two recent posts from NRT.
The World Economic Forum has released its annual Global Gender Gap Index , and the news is again bad. After years of steady progress under Labour, our score first stagnated, and has now actually dropped slightly. The reason? National’s sexist candidate selection practices, which saw the number of women in Parliament actually decrease last election.
This is what happens when get government of, by, and for rich white males: everyone else gets shafted to pay for the greed of the over-privileged.
So, Business NZ are sexists. Who’d have thunk it? Its not as if we haven’t had plenty of other examples of the rich dead white males they represent expressing similar views. But apart from being morally odious, and a poor commentary on the views of their members, it also tells us something else: that they have no idea about employment law. New Zealand women have had the right to take a year’s maternity leave for the past 25 years; all Sue Moroney’s bill changes is who pays for some of it.
But then, that’s Business NZ in a nutshell: permanently 25 years out of date. And an embarrassment because of it.