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… Read More ›
The ‘damaged women’ vote
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… Read More ›
Quick Hit: Splitting the Bill
What one man’s refusal to listen when she asks to pay for her meal tells a woman on a first date.
Saudi women can now vote (still can’t drive)
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”.
A Minister for Men?
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… Read More ›
What if boys cared about gender equality?
(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.
Only in WA… on unequal pay
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… Read More ›
Mabo – what it means, what it doesn’t mean
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… Read More ›
Quickhit: How Hollywood made its heroines weight-obsessed and man mad
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.
Thoughts from a SAHD
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… Read More ›