International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day
March 8 – #BalanceforBetter

A balanced world is a better world. How can you help forge a more gender-balanced world?
Celebrate women’s achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.
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5 Comments

  1. Kitty Catkin

     /  8th March 2019

    The whole thing is very patronising; it almost seems as if women are not expected to achieve the things that are taken for granted when men do them, so a great fuss must be made of us when we do achieve anything. It’s like praising children.

  2. Gezza

     /  8th March 2019

    This might not go down too well with the intersexers.

  3. PDB

     /  8th March 2019

    “How can you help forge a more gender-balanced world?”

    I often ask myself that when I see the serious lack of male teachers in this country & the lack of the govt doing anything to address the issue.

    Newshub: “A South Island principal says some boys are missing out because of a lack of male primary school teachers. But the Ministry of Education says it’s about the quality of teaching, not the gender of the teacher.”

    Hence the hypocrisy – apparently teacher gender-equality where men are under-represented is ok because “it’s about the quality of teaching, not the gender” but any other job where women are under-represented it’s simply all about gender equality and not the quality of the person doing the job.

    Also as Kitty has mentioned many times before we never see women demanding gender equality in the shittiest industries that men dominate – obviously we must be very selective in how the ‘gender-balanced world’ must look.

  4. David

     /  9th March 2019

    I relish the opportunity to pat a woman on the head and congratulate the little petal on having a day named after them, unfortunately my lawyer, my accountant, my IT lady and all the other women who are exceptional and have no need for praise from under achieving journalism students dont take kindly to being patronised .

  5. Women can do anything?