There’s nothing woke about the sex trade

It is no secret that the sex trade is riven with misogyny. The multibillion-dollar trade is built on the pain and oppression of women and girls. Yet many on the liberal Left support this abusive industry. Even the fact that black, brown and indigenous women and girls are first in line to be bought and sold into […]

Source: There’s nothing woke about the sex trade – UnHerd

Workers making clothes for Australian brands can’t afford to eat, Oxfam reports

Women in Bangladesh and Vietnam working for Big W, Kmart, Target and Cotton On earning 51 cents an hour

Source: Workers making clothes for Australian brands can’t afford to eat, Oxfam reports | Fashion | The Guardian

ParentsNext welfare program breaches human rights, inquiry hears

Human Rights Commission tells Senate inquiry that punitive impacts of the program risk ‘entrenching poverty and inequality’

A Senate inquiry is examining the program, which places compulsory participation requirements on about 73,000 people who are receiving parenting payments, have a child between the age of six months and five, and are classified as “disadvantaged” by Centrelink. About 95% of participants are women, and most are single mothers.

Guardian Australia has revealed that about one in five participants have received a temporary payment suspension, but department officials said 82% of those did not affect the person’s income support because they had “re-engaged” before their money was due.

Source: ParentsNext welfare program breaches human rights, inquiry hears | Australia news | The Guardian

Male VCs fail to get on board so women’s ride-sharing startup Shebah embarks on $3m crowdfunding campaign

Shebah is launching a $3 million crowdfunding campaign to boost its tech and fuel overseas expansion, and to share its success with its supporters.

Source: Male VCs fail to get on board so women’s ride-sharing startup Shebah embarks on $3m crowdfunding campaign

‘Overlooked for promotion, perceived to lack commitment’: The perils of part time work

Do employers really value part time employees? Numerous women tell us they’ve been overlooked, ignored & discriminated against for working part time

Source: ‘Overlooked for promotion, perceived to lack commitment’: The perils of part time work

The UAE handed out awards for gender balance & men won them all

The winners were exclusively male and it was no parody.

The vice-president of the United Arab Emirates and the ruler of Dubai, Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, presented the awards for “best government entity supporting gender balance”, “best federal authority supporting gender balance” and “best gender balance initiative”. The recipients were all men.

Source: The UAE handed out awards for gender balance & men won them all

The UAE handed out awards for gender balance & men won them all

A tweet on Sunday from Dubai’s official social media account announcing the winners of the government’s gender equality awards attracted global attention.

The winners were exclusively male and it was no parody.

Source: The UAE handed out awards for gender balance & men won them all

Labor promises 40% target for women in Australian honours system | Australia news | The Guardian

Tanya Plibersek blames prevalence of male-dominated professions in award categories for the overrepresentation of men

Source: Labor promises 40% target for women in Australian honours system | Australia news | The Guardian