Posts Tagged ‘feminism’

Voltairine de Cleyre

Written By: - Date published: 6:39 am, December 9th, 2017 - 15 comments

When history buries treasures, those treasures don’t have to remain buried.

Guns don’t shoot people, men do

Written By: - Date published: 6:33 am, November 7th, 2017 - 200 comments

Maybe it’s time to broach the elephant in the living room.

Call to teach consent in schools

Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, March 14th, 2017 - 126 comments

Yesterday evening saw a well attended rally at Parliament to protest rape culture in NZ, and call for the teaching of consent in schools.

The gender pay gap – grandstanding but no action

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.

Women to protest Trump’s inauguration

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.

English’s three strikes

Written By: - Date published: 1:23 pm, January 16th, 2017 - 32 comments

The Herald’s John Roughan is not impressed with Bill English so far. And today English put his foot in it again.

NRT: “A stupid idea”

Written By: - Date published: 10:28 am, November 28th, 2016 - 89 comments

I/S at No Right Turn on Key’s statement that a gender-balanced cabinet is “a stupid idea”.

The Age of the Bitch.

Written By: - Date published: 3:03 pm, October 17th, 2016 - 113 comments

– time for misogynists to feel our anger.

How about a bit of balance on Hillary Clinton?

Written By: - Date published: 8:04 am, June 13th, 2016 - 275 comments

I think it’s time we stopped buying into the Trump-ite view of Hillary Clinton.

How to improve pay gender equality

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…

Sunday Reading

Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, February 24th, 2013 - 5 comments

My regular Sunday piece of interesting, longer, deeper stories I found during the week. It’s also a chance for you to share what you found this week too. Those stimulating links you wanted to share, but just didn’t fit in anywhere.  This week: Feminism, tax and juries.

THM: Questions that were never asked

Written By: - Date published: 1:03 pm, February 14th, 2013 - 89 comments

Stargazer at The Hand Mirror has a unique take on the Prosser affair. Prosser claims to have been motivated by concerns for his daughters’ rights and freedoms – which raises some interesting questions…

Help our kids!

Written By: - Date published: 2:25 pm, December 10th, 2012 - 3 comments

Irish has already covered the appalling statistics from the Children’s Social Health Monitor. What struck me was the paucity of the Government’s response. Tony Ryall – unavailable for comment – merely put out a statement saying the Government was doing plenty as 33% of the budget went on social security and similar things.  One might […]

Sunday Reading

Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, September 9th, 2012 - 11 comments

My regular Sunday piece of interesting, longer, deeper stories I found during the week. It’s also a chance for you to share what you found this week too. This week: cars, the UK’s ‘Big Willy’ politics and Fear of a Black President. Oh, and laughter.

Sunday Reading

Written By: - Date published: 10:31 am, July 1st, 2012 - 1 comment

I’m going to try and put up a piece each Sunday of interesting, longer, deeper stories I found during the week. It’s also a chance for you to share what you found this week too. Those stimulating links you wanted to share, but just didn’t fit in anywhere (no linkwhoring).  This week: Feminism, capitalism & resource depletion.

Geek’s view

Written By: - Date published: 9:40 am, June 28th, 2008 - 23 comments

On the odd occasion I have time to read outside of the confines of The Standard and its ever increasing brawl of entertaining comments. I noticed we don’t have a external reading list, and it is within the range of my writing skills, so here are my oddities for the slow weekends…. From quote of […]

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