Written By: - Date published: 6:07 am, July 17th, 2020 - 63 comments
Having two strong left wing women standing in an electorate is great for women, the left and New Zealand. It may also help us move away from macho politics towards both/and politics.
Written By: - Date published: 12:12 pm, August 26th, 2018 - 42 comments
The Scottish government has just taken a massive step to eradicate period poverty. Why not here?
Written By: - Date published: 9:54 am, May 26th, 2018 - 54 comments
What lies behind the homelessness crisis in Aotearoa New Zealand? Is it a housing crisis or are the homeless to blame? If the problem is a housing crisis, why is there an assumption that the homeless themselves need extra services to secure and maintain rental housing?
Written By: - Date published: 6:10 am, December 14th, 2017 - 68 comments
Abortion is still a crime in NZ. It’s time to change the law so that women don’t have to lie about their mental health to get the health care they need.
Written By: - Date published: 6:06 am, November 7th, 2017 - 3 comments
Idiot/savant writes about Labour’s legislation to extend paid parental leave.
Written By: - Date published: 11:25 pm, September 18th, 2017 - 49 comments
Apart from the usual election year rise of the readership, the demographics on this site have been moving a lot earlier this election. The most noticeable statistic in the recent months has been to do with gender. Most of it appears to me to have been associated with female interest in Metiria Turei. There is a lot more interest by women in this election than in 2014.
Written By: - Date published: 11:05 am, August 15th, 2017 - Comments Off on Equal pay week of action 12 – 20 August
A week of action to support all Kiwis getting a fair go at work.
Written By: - Date published: 7:04 am, May 11th, 2017 - 44 comments
As usual National proves itself to be no friend of women. They have voted the Equal Pay Amendment Bill down because they will always choose employers over people.
Written By: - Date published: 9:50 am, April 18th, 2017 - 30 comments
This is a huge victory for health care workers, and for women. It is also a huge victory for “resurgent unions”. Will it alarm the private sector? I certainly hope so!
(Kristine Bartlett, photo Herald Mark Mitchell)
Written By: - Date published: 8:04 am, November 26th, 2016 - 5 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 - 23 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: 6:39 pm, November 15th, 2015 - 91 comments
I’m pleased about the Roy Morgan result. The last RWC was worth 2-3% in the polls to National. This RWC … nothing. And in the days since that poll, John Key has overseen an astonishing attack on the women of Parliament. I think we’ve reached Peak Key.
Written By: - Date published: 7:04 am, October 22nd, 2015 - 17 comments
After twice killing off pay equity legislation (2009, 1990), National have been forced to confront the issue again.
Written By: - Date published: 3:51 pm, November 23rd, 2013 - 6 comments
Police have called on Bob’s expertise to establish if the crime actually happened. We now all know thanks to Bob’s expertise, that women don’t get raped unless they are attractive, dress sexy and go out beyond their front gate at night. Besides women can’t drive like a guy or have fun like a guy. Bob knows just how women think – at least better than the police?
Written By: - Date published: 8:37 am, July 30th, 2012 - 90 comments
Yet more evidence that women are the smarter sex.
Written By: - Date published: 6:24 am, April 29th, 2011 - 34 comments
National continue to target the vulnerable with their cuts. Their latest moves in cutting the budgets of Womens’ Refuges and a national Self-Defence course for girls are merely the latest example.
Written By: - Date published: 2:59 pm, September 25th, 2010 - 7 comments
4 out of 7 of Switzerland’s cabinet are now women – a progressive surprise from a conservative country.
Written By: - Date published: 11:04 am, May 26th, 2009 - 12 comments
National has belatedly woken up to the fact that not all Kiwis are middle aged white males, and has been trying to make much of its new found diversity. It showcased supposed star Melissa Lee in the high profile Mt Albert by-election, and has trumpeted that “The Party has 17 women in the top 60”. […]
Written By: - Date published: 10:53 am, February 20th, 2009 - 51 comments
Remember this infamous PowerPoint presentation from National’s 2005 campaign? Remember the Nats’ vote-winning strategy of targeting female voters as outlined in The Hollow Men? Remember Key’s answer to Investigate Magazine: Investigate: In terms of the votes that you’re out to capture by 2008, who are you after, what is your target market? Key: It’s got […]
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 […]
Written By: - Date published: 4:52 pm, May 20th, 2008 - 52 comments
Colin Espiner pointed it out the other week, National “needs more women. Never over-represented in National at the best of times, the party is looking increasingly estrogen-lite.” So there would have been a sigh of relief in National circles that they can now distance themselves from comments such as these from declared departee Bob Clarkson: […]