Written By: - Date published: 1:07 pm, March 8th, 2013 - 8 comments
Happy International Women’s Day; the fight for equality still has some way to be won…
Written By: - Date published: 7:07 am, June 27th, 2011 - 59 comments
Employers and Manufacturers Association head Alasdair Thompson’s sexist outbursts have drawn near universal condemnation, and are likely to cost him his job. But while we’re about the business of punishing sexist dinosaurs, we should set our sights a little higher than Thompson.
Written By: - Date published: 9:13 am, March 11th, 2011 - 13 comments
With the Government’s most useless Minister, Pansy Wong, gone under a cloud of corruption and replaced by a new MP who has been labeled by some as a future Nat leader, we might have hoped that the Women’s Affairs portfolio would get some decent treatment and we would see a real commitment to closing the pay gap. Well, we can stop hoping.
Written By: - Date published: 10:03 am, November 19th, 2010 - 11 comments
Minister for Minorities (Womens, Pacific, Ethnic and Assoc Maori Affairs – when she’s not busy with Courts or Disarmament) Georgina te Heuheu was caught out badly in parliament yesterday when reminded that she had previously called for her new portfolio of Women’s Affairs to be scrapped. She apparently couldn’t remember making the incredibly harsh call, […]
Written By: - Date published: 7:34 pm, June 17th, 2009 - 65 comments
Despite women being 51% of the population, and it being women who won National the last election, they are still showing their contempt for us. State Services Minister Tony Ryall decided that pay equity isn’t important, dropping a study into why female public servants are still paid less than their male counterparts in the same […]