Sexist? Not us, say those living in rural New Zealand
Taumarunui Women’s Refuge community advocate Julie Shaw said in her experience living in a rural location did not necessarily mean you would be subject to more sexism.
She had encountered more sexism in cities, she said.
“I think sexism is worldwide. I think it’s more about the people you hang out with and the level of education, rather than where they live.”
But “stats are stats” and it was clear New Zealand had a problem with sexual violence and abuse which could be addressed better, she said.