The gender pay gap has doubled over the last year — with women, as usual, coming off worst. Meanwhile in NSW for the first time girls have outperformed boys in maths as well as every other HSC subject. Despite the hand-wringing about how and why our education system is failing our boys I would suggest that our boys aren’t being failed at all. I would hypothesise, quite simply, that boys don’t work as hard at their schoolwork because they don’t have to.
Australia’s largest network of organisations advocating for women’s equality is marking the International Day of Action for Women’s Health on 28 May 2011 with the launch of a survey to identify gaps in Australian women’s health services.