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Campervan slogans found to be misogynistic, offensive

“The company, Wicked Campers, hires out campervans with quirky cartoons and phrases painted in graffiti-style on the side.

Complaints were received by the ASB about six slogans, and it found two of them to be misogynistic, offensive and discriminatory.”

ABC Online

You know what really brings in customers? Blatantly misogynistic slogans… not.

‘Stupid curve’ sidelines women’s careers

The term “stupid curve” was coined by former US Deloitte boss Mike Cook in reference to the over-representation of men in management. Ms McPhee said Australia’s stupid curve showed the female talent that business had wasted for too many years.

Despite a perception that few women had leadership roles because they chose to become mothers, most women were “pushed”.

The Age

That invisible force keeping women out of the top jobs? It’s called the patriarchy.

Why does a pro-vegetarian organisation treat women like meat?

On Monday the high-profile animal rights organisation held a demonstration out the front of the George Street KFC, involving three young women wearing nothing but lacy knickers and nipple tape in a cage with the sign “Chicks Agree: Boycott KFC”.

Sydney Morning Herald

Time and time again PETA has unashamedly used tactics like these to get publicity and its revolting.

Australia assisting Bangladeshi women with dress making, hand embroidery training

“Australia has recently extended support to Access toward Livelihood and Welfare Organisation (ALWO) for its existing project on dress-making and hand-embroidery training to destitute women.”

Maternity scheme could cripple retailers

“An¬†industry-funded maternity leave scheme would cripple small and medium retailers, the Productivity Commission heard yesterday.

The Australian Retailers Association said its members should not have to pay parental leave or be burdened by administrative costs of any compulsory scheme.”

Melbourne Herald Sun

Gender wage gap under review

THE Federal Government is considering creating a new body to tackle the long-standing gender pay gap which results in women earning less than men doing comparable jobs

Sydney Morning Herald

Norway’s big stick for getting women on boards

“In December 2003 the Norwegian Parliament amended the Public Limited Companies Act to give public limited companies five years to either ensure that women held 40 per cent of the seats of each listed company listed or risk closure. The requirement came into effect on January 1 this year, and the Government is considering extending the law to cover family-owned companies as well.”

ABC News

Obviously not an Australian story but one that I thought was really interesting. Nice to see a government that isn’t bowing the pressure from big business.