Feminists decry sex change proposals on men who identify as women

“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.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/state-politics/feminists-decry-sex-change-proposals-on-men-who-identify-as-women/news-story/600466f4e420ad31dca556c23d863bbc

Fortunate to work flexibly? No. We need to create a new world of work

Men are already complaining that women are taking their jobs, but in fact we need more flexibility than the traditional workforce can offer. We need to create a new world of work.

http://www.womensagenda.com.au/talking-about/opinions/item/7276-we-need-to-create-a-new-world-of-work
http://www.womensagenda.com.au/talking-about/editors-agenda/item/7278-merit-and-why-it-s-not-the-wrong-time-to-be-a-60-year-old-male

Salim Mehajer threatens estranged wife and her family with rape

First the extravagant wedding now the extravagant threats to rape his wife’s parents. Just shows how dreams can end up nightmares.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/video/2016/aug/23/salim-mehajer-threatens-estranged-wife-and-her-family-with-video? http://www.mamamia.com.au/salim-mehajer-a-current-affair-video/
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/aug/21/salim-mehajer-dream-video-motivational-urges-people-success

When one in two women are sexually harassed, it’s a problem that’s ‘normal’

If its endemic in the police force, its little wonder nothing is being done about sexual harassment and discrimination throughout our society.

http://www.womensagenda.com.au/talking-about/editors-agenda/item/7275-when-one-in-two-women-are-sexually-harassed-it-s-a-problem-that-s-normal

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-22/sexual-harassment-incidents-high-in-afp-workplaces-review-finds/7772382

‘Normal’ in our society means male – women are written out of the story

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.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/womens-blog/2016/aug/17/normal-society-means-male-andy-murray-venus-serena-williams?

Hopefully this is the end of the road for Wicked Campers

After years of lobbying, finally the community is seeing decisive action against Wicked Campers.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-28/wicked-campers-funny-senator-leyonhjelm-says/7366542
http://www.news.com.au/national/queensland/politics/offensive-wicked-campers-to-be-banned-in-queensland-under-new-government-plan/news-story/3ec5eaaaa866b6c499ca9d91f432c65e
http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/hack/is-this-the-end-of-the-road-for-wicked-campers-obscene-slogans/7650126

Patagonia’s CEO Explains How To Make On-Site Child Care Pay For Itself

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.

http://www.fastcompany.com/3062792/second-shift/patagonias-ceo-explains-how-to-make-onsite-child-care-pay-for-itself

Feminists should end their distrust of science

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.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/aug/14/feminists-end-distrust-science-killer-whales?

Leyonhjelm makes racial discrimination complaint over ‘angry white male’ article

Laws introduced to protect against discrimination are increasingly being used to bully.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/aug/15/david-leyonhjelm-racial-discrimination-complaint-angry-white-male-fairfax-18c?

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 men working part time. Now what?

ABS stats published today confirm the trend:

http://www.womensagenda.com.au/talking-about/editors-agenda/item/7258-more-men-working-part-time-now-what
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/industrial-relations/men-opting-to-be-parttime-the-fastestgrowing-labour-force-group/news-story/

Earlier articles on this subject:
http://www.smh.com.au/business/workplace-relations/men-who-work-flexibly-dont-get-promotions-report-20160202-gmjcxh.html
https://www.theguardian.com/money/2016/apr/06/more-men-opt-to-work-part-time-study-shows

All male boards and the continuing pay gap.

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.

http://www.womensagenda.com.au/talking-about/opinions/item/7226-the-20-remaining-all-male-boards-on-the-asx-200-what-next-for-them

http://www.womensagenda.com.au/talking-about/opinions/item/7241-women-s-work-is-satisfying-pity-about-the-pay