Today is International Transgender Day of Visibility and I wanted to use the opportunity to share a piece on gender pronouns: What are they? Why are people talking about them? Do I need to do anything if I’m not LGBTQI? Feeling a bit lost and confused by it all? Start here… What are pronouns? Time for a quick grammar refresher. Gender pronouns are words that … Continue reading Pronouns and how to use them
This International Women’s Day I’d like to do a huge shout out to my ride-or-die, my absolute partner Liam, and to all the men in my life stepping up to support gender equality. Perhaps counterintuitively, the single greatest thing men can do to advance gender equality in the workplace is to invest more time and mental energy in household and care work. Because over the … Continue reading A letter to men on International Women’s Day
When Joe Biden told the USA in his inauguration speech that “unity is the path forward” I saw a Tweet from a woman who said “I don’t want to unite with fascists”. I understood her sentiment. Continue reading Book review: Talking to Strangers, by Malcolm Gladwell
Tor most families, the greatest impact will be felt when there are fewer women in poorly paid jobs. The gender pay gap is not a ‘middle-class women’s issue’. Continue reading The Gender Pay Gap: Not just for the middle class
New Zealanders have a choice: to either perpetuate the structures that hold women back or to create a new narrative that is truly egalitarian. Here are my suggestions for the next 25 years. From the Black Ferns negotiating a salary in a landmark deal, to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern becoming only the second world leader to give birth while in office. From the #MeToo movement … Continue reading My wishlist for the next 25 years
There’s plenty out there about women having to lean in, but we rarely talk about how men can also play their part by shuffling that fixed deck of cards. I have a few suggestions. Continue reading Did your girlfriend stop getting paid this week?