This is an updated version of an article first published in November 2017. From Monday 28th November, the media says, working women in New Zealand are “in effect working for nothing” until the new year. For wāhine Māori and Pasifika women, it’s even worse. Now you know as well as I do that it’s not quite as simple as that. If it were, perhaps we … Continue reading Did your wife “stop getting paid” this week?
I often ask people to think about whether they are a racist or sexist. Almost none of us think we are. Are we kidding ourselves? Continue reading How the system is stacked against people
If you want to do something to make our society better for your friends and family, it is in your power to. Continue reading NZ’s parental leave system is set up to fail
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 don’t for a moment pretend to have all the answers. But I do have a few suggestions. Ask for flexible working arrangements Mums aren’t the only people who benefit from flexible working arrangements. Speaking from … Continue reading 6 ways men can help close the gender pay gap
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?