The Abbott government wants to stop collecting some of the gender equality data currently required of Australian businesses. Because what’s something cheap you can give business in a time of (sorta) fiscal constraint? Red tape reductions.. and gender equality data can potentially be embarrassing to both business and government so there’s some low hanging fruit right there if you’re a… Read more →
Recently we were being trolled by an Australian economist, Dr Steven Kates about the Obama win in the United States of America. Among his conclusions, that the Obama vote was made up of the medicants (ie. people who need significant medical treatment and can’t afford it, as in, I guess any of us at some point in our lives), the… Read more →
What one man’s refusal to listen when she asks to pay for her meal tells a woman on a first date.
King Abdullah said his decision came because “we refuse marginalising women’s role in the Saudi society in all fields” and followed “consultations with several scholars”.
Yes, we’ve heard it before. Why is there a Minister for Women and not a Minister for Men? Why is there an International Women’s Day but not an International Men’s Day? Why do we need the Orange Prize and the Stella Prize? And so on. I have just commented on the need for a Minister for Men over at a… Read more →
(Thanks to Emily Maguire for the link to this video from Sydney Boys High School on their Gender Equality Project). Cross-posted at blue milk. Share this post? Related posts: Katha Pollitt: Hitchens and his writing on Women Video: Learning Gender from Ads for Toys Thoughts from a SAHD The Violent Triad of Masculinity: Warriors, Soldiers, Fighters
Well, probably not only in WA. But sheesh, did my head ever hit the desk when I saw how the awful situation for women’s wages was somehow turned into “Those bitchez are getting it good” headline in The West: Wages on rise for WA women – The West Australian: “West Australian women are enjoying a pick-up in wages faster than… Read more →
Jo Tamar is a human rights lawyer who blogs about things that catch her eye relating to feminism and equality generally. At the moment, she is attempting to post regularly about issues affecting Indigenous Australians in order to help raise awareness of those issues. This post is part of her series for Reconcilation Week. Before you comment on this post,… Read more →
Hollywood heroines are being increasingly portrayed as neurotic, idiotic and obsessed by men, weight and weddings, a professor at Oxford University has claimed.
Dr Diane Purkiss, who is a fellow at Keble College, argued that over the past five decades the film industry has made its female characters “dumber and dumber”. The latest slew of chick-flicks, including He’s Just Not That Into You and Confessions of a Shopaholic, fall prey to the “worst kind of regressive, pre-feminist stereotype of misogynistic cliche,” she added.
On how differently he is treated when he’s doing exactly the same job as any full-time mum, and nothing more than women have done forever. Treating us much the same will be real equality. And it will be much harder than you think, I bet. That’s a sucker bet, I reckon. Share this post? Related posts: A Minister for Men?… Read more →