Femme de la Femme.
Femme de la Femme.
Start with Theresa Gattung, in this mornings Herald, bemoaning the representation of women in the New Zealand commercial sector, in fact she even suggests they are going backwards in percentage representation. “The reality is, in the bigger picture women have lost ground,” she says. How could this happen when schools are oriented to the female brain, universities are over represented with females in graduate qualification, and most of the major political and government positions are occupied by women. where are they going wrong? We got more than a glimpse of that last night, when a bunch of hyped up kids confronted the police in “the rape protest”
And the leader announced her complaint. She with her friends had been standing outside a police station waiting for their arrested friend to be released. They got a back handed warning from a police officer about taking responsibility their own safety; “don’t come complaining to us when you get raped”. That translates in this girls mind to the police won’t investigate your complaint properly if you do get raped. What we have here is a product of the pampered “me me generation”. Instead of chanting at the girls in the front line, they might as well have been singing “won’t you be my body guard.” I only saw one comment from a politician, and that was from long time anti police protester Sue Bradford, she herself a rape victim, demanding an apology from the police. When exactly did this me me generation of women start, and is it the progressive attitude required to create a professional environment or succeed in one. If any one should know Gattung should. Perhaps she should cast her critical eye a little further into the bigger picture, and have a realistic encounter with the realities of life on the street. She’ll be waiting a long time in her office chair, if all she can do is bitch about opportunity, when this is next generation of girls lining up for a job at her place.