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Tue 3rd October 2006

Women Call for the Repeal of the Foreshore Act

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 11:15 am

Women Call for the Repeal of the Foreshore Act
Tuesday, 3 October 2006, 10:44 am
Press Release from: National Council of Women

On Scoop.

The gender division in New Zealand increases as a bunch of Glory Girls seek to rule supreme.

4 Responses to “Women Call for the Repeal of the Foreshore Act”

  1. JohnP says:

    Even more significant in my view is that Scoop itself has a “Woman’s Affairs” subsection listed under “Politics” on their website menu, but no subsection related to men.

    I wonder to what extent this bias affects their editorial decisions?

  2. Scrap_The_CSA says:

    Yes John,

    I noticed that also. Very interesting!

    Regards

    Scrap

  3. julie says:

    Yes John,

    I also noticed that and I e-mailed them asking if they were sexist but I didn’t get a reply. (a week or so ago)

    Maybe we should boycott them? We should all express how we use them and enjoy their stories but feel they are sexist and we will no longer use their stuff.

  4. JohnP says:

    Regarding the National Council of Women; this week’s Maxim asks:
    Who represents women?

    Just how many New Zealand women have even heard of the NCW is a mystery. But what is even more mysterious is the calculus under which the Minister treats it and her “partner organisations” as in some sense representing the voices of all New Zealand women.

    The NCW may have been representative of the aspirations of women in 1896, when it was advocating for women in Parliament, prison reform and old age pensions.

    But to link the legacy of the suffragettes to tiredly liberal causes like repealing section 59 of the Crimes Act, government action plans for work-life balance and the Human Rights Commission’s “Give girls a go” campaign not only trivialises and misrepresents that legacy, it marginalises the voices of women who refuse to toe the feminist line.

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