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: 10:56 pm, November 29th, 2018 - 327 comments
Labour MP Louisa Wall has written an opinion piece in response to Herald columnist Rachel Stewart’s attack earlier in the week on the trans community and their LGBTIQ+ allies. It’s very good.
UPDATE: Rachel Stewart, as predicted, has blocked me on twitter. But not before going full on racist.
Written By: - Date published: 10:28 am, November 28th, 2016 - 90 comments
I/S at No Right Turn on Key’s statement that a gender-balanced cabinet is “a stupid idea”.
Written By: - Date published: 3:13 pm, January 19th, 2016 - 61 comments
Republished by request, and permission from Stephanie Rodgers at Boots Theory
[Content note: mentions of transphobia, sexual violence and violence against people of colour]
Written By: - Date published: 10:06 am, December 27th, 2014 - 218 comments
Politics has traditionally been men’s business. Gradually women have come to be given more space in this sphere of public activity. However, there are still strains of traditional masculine values evident in political activity, organisation and debate. How much does Key trade in
Written By: - Date published: 6:25 pm, June 23rd, 2014 - 44 comments
In previous elections, the major parties have submitted lists heavily dominated by men, and this passes without comment. This year, Labour has submitted one with a slight imbalance (53:47) towards women. The reaction is sadly predictable. Misogynist reporting. Also incorrect, there is no gender rule. Not mentioned: Labour’s list is gender-balanced up to position 40; that slight imbalance comes from the bottom, unelectable end of the list and will not translate into caucus places.
Written By: - Date published: 10:57 am, November 9th, 2012 - 14 comments
With the crises in housing and unemployment, there are worrying trends of increasing marginalisation and struggle for selected demographic groups, such as women, Maori and Pasifika people. Meanwhile, there has been a recent increase in male unemployment. This probably is because there are fewer secure, well-paid, full time jobs available.
Written By: - Date published: 3:22 pm, July 29th, 2008 - 38 comments
I recently caught a story on the radio about the gender wage gap of new graduates – and in the failed search to locate it came across some other related stories. As we head into an election campaign with political parties offering up their solutions for the future I had to ask myself – does anyone […]