Tag Archives: Gender equity

On the caprices of the system

Tulia Thompson has a compelling story about women not being allowed to buy tampons and period pads with a WINZ-provided supermarket card. One women was turned down at the checkout because the supermarket’s system wouldn’t allow tampons to be purchased … Continue reading

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More on quotas

I have an opinion piece about quotas in the Dominion Post this morning. Quotas may be needed to boost female MPs The House of Representatives is not representative. Despite being 51 per cent of the population, currently women make up … Continue reading

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On quotas

Labour pushes for more female candidates I’m not all that keen on quotas. When it comes to ensuring that we have good representation of women in Parliament, I would rather see our political and party leaders keep this need at … Continue reading

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