“By allowing any person to self-identify their sex, it effectively redefines what ‘sex’ means under law,” Ms Anne said. “It stops being a reflection of a physical biological reality and becomes a social construct and a reflection of how a person subjectively feels about themselves.”
On a practical level, the group believed Ms Banks’s amendments would undermine protections under the Sex Discrimination Act that allow for women-only services such as domestic violence shelters and support groups, gyms, sports, events and clubs.
Men’s interest in maintaining patriarchy is so strong that it often overrides the respectful relationships they have with their mothers, wives, and daughters
Sisters Amy and Sophie Taeuber had worked for Channel Seven for four years when one of them lodged a sexual harassment complaint against a senior colleague who had allegedly made statements of a sexual nature about Amy.
According to one theory . . . the government might abolish the family court completely.
“Having now set up two courts (the Family Court in 1976 and the FCC in 2000), which are competing for resources, with the same cohort of litigants, it may well be problematic.”
We need a comparison of this with their domestic violent crime rates.
Congratulating Andy Murray on his second tennis Olympic gold medal, Inverdale told him: “You’re the first person ever to win two Olympic tennis gold medals,” leaving Murray to point out: “Venus and Serena [Williams] have won about four each.”
Leaving women out of the story isn’t a simple slip up. It is a consequence of a world that tells us they just aren’t quite as important. That their achievements don’t really count. It means that even in 2016, some of us do still need reminding that women are people, too.
We don’t have to scratch our heads and wonder why there’s an alarming lack of women in leadership, boardrooms, and public office. Women will never be able to effectively “lean in” without the proper economic, social, and community support for the most critical work of all—raising the next generation. . . Supporting our working families isn’t just the ethical thing to do (which, frankly, should be reason enough for responsible leaders); it will also balance out financially.
And in so doing, introduced the Chinese market to the concept of tampons.
Studying orcas in the wild has shown that females live unusually far beyond their fertile years because of the benefits their accumulated knowledge bring to the group, as well as the lifelong support they give their sons.
Science can help rewrite the story of woman. This is where the final frontier of feminism really lies.
Laws introduced to protect against discrimination are increasingly being used to bully.
This effect is also seen in the increasing recourse to ADVOs by male perpetrators. Angry white men are determined to win, no matter what the social cost.
More than half of the children in out-of-home care in NSW are being looked after by NGOs, with little government oversight and no measure to assess that care
Directors are just like politicians in that they respond very quickly when their position is threatened. The fastest way home here would be if a female candidate nominated for these boards but promised to withdraw if the board agreed to find a suitable female candidate.
“hugely divisive fights over fundamental legal equalities can be so quickly forgotten and how important it is to remember the inequalities that made them necessary in the first place.”
Lets make the women’s suffrage movement, witch hunting and foot binding mandatory content in the school curriculum.