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Category Archives: discrimination

Contribs tax for women under review

“Senator Nick Sherry’s comments on potentially removing the 15 per cent contributions tax on super of women at certain stages of their work life fuels further debate on how the government can help narrow the gender gap on retirement savings.”

Financial Standard

An interesting article on ways to address the gender difference in retirement savings which is an important issue given the tendency of women to live longer.

Women still face sex bias

“The Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick, will today release the results of nearly a year of consultation on the state of gender relations, including the finding that many young women are still subject to harassment almost a quarter of a century after such behaviour was outlawed.”

Sydney Morning Herald

The patriarchy still exists and we still need to fight against gender based oppression? What a novel concept.

Man seeks breast friend

“However, my girlfriend has very small breasts, and I get very attracted to women with large breasts. I forget all about my girlfriend when I meet a woman with large breasts, and carry on like I’m a single man.”

Sydney Morning Herald

SMH has sunk to new lows. Vomit, upchuck, spew.

‘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.

ADF must to more for women: Fitzgibbon

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is curbing talent by sending a subliminal message to women that they cannot rise to the top ranks, Defence Minister Joel Fitzgibbon says…Mr Fitzgibbon said only 13 per cent of full-time ADF personnel were women and their numbers had been stagnant for a decade.

“I say we’re restricting our talent pool here by sending out a subliminal message to women that while they can become the CEO of a major bank, they can never become a CEO of the ADF,” said on ABC television.”

Sydney Morning Herald

Bar urged to shoulder cost of more women

“ATTORNEY-GENERAL Rob Hulls yesterday issued another challenge to Victoria’s barristers, saying they should contribute more money to help women join the bar.

He also accused the legal profession of holding outdated views that were hampering the promotion of female lawyers.”

The Age

Colleague accuses Australia PM of sexism

ulia Irwin, a lawmaker in Rudd’s Labor Party for a decade, pointed out that former party leader Mark Latham had not been required to seek counseling when he broke a Sydney taxi driver’s arm during a beer-fueled argument over a fare.

“We seem to allow some of our male politicians to be aggressive and pushy, but women are expected to be meek and mild,”