Thursday, October 18, 2018
Supporting Men > Equality

“Gender never came into it for me, and that was because of you”

"Gender never came into it for me, and that was because of you" - Prime Minister @jacindaardern thanking former PM @HelenClarkNZ for showing her and other women and girls that they too can be leaders. Watch the full #Suffrage125 conversation on our FB page #Trailblazing125 pic.twitter.com/xS8kckVOXV— UN Women NZ (@UNWomenNCANZ)

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Management told her she couldn’t speak te reo Māori

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12123672 A McDonald's worker is furious and saddened after management told her she couldn't speak te reo Māori to customers. Hamilton woman Janine Eru-Taueki was informed last Thursday by her manager of the stance, saying the store had received complaints from customers and other staff members and explained speaking te reo Māori

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Empathy compromises ethical behaviour

https://www.vox.com/conversations/2017/1/19/14266230/empathy-morality-ethics-psychology-compassion-paul-bloom My beef is with empathy in particular, with its role in decision making. Empathy has certain design features that do make it positive in certain restricted circumstances. If you and I are the only people on earth and you’re in pain and I can help you and make your pain

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Mental health funding goes backwards under Labour

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/104176279/will-the-inquiry-really-be-the-saviour-of-the-mental-health-system The Government delivered its first Budget last week, and while health was the overall winner, there was little for mental health. The previous government's ring-fenced $100 million for mental health was placed back into the wider pool of health funding. In response to criticism about a lack of funding in Budget

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#WhatAboutMe ?

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12035852 For some male victims of sexual assault and abuse, #MeToo can feel more like #WhatAboutMe? They admire the women speaking out about traumatic experiences as assault and harassment victims, but wonder if men with similar scars will ever receive a comparable level of public empathy and understanding. Multiple studies have concluded that

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Massage industry: putting pressure on human trafficking

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12021043 Foley said although New Zealand legislation specifically excluded migrants on temporary visas from lawfully providing commercial sexual services, they could be granted visas to work as massage therapists. Massage therapists required a skill level 2 position, so applicants needed either a level 5 qualification or three years' relevant experience to be

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Jimmy Carter and holding leaders to a high standard

http://time.com/5216747/jimmy-carter-stormy-daniels-donald-trump/ Former President Jimmy Carter is speaking out about President Donald Trump’s thorny legal battle with porn star Stormy Daniels – which he believes will have both personal and political repercussions. Speaking with CBS News’ Norah O’Donnell – who said she was “almost embarrassed to ask the questions” – Carter, 93, said

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Police suicide callouts are increasing by about 9 per cent every year

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/99735922/a-growing-emergency-why-are-cops-looking-after-mental-health-patients-in-crisis The statistics are clear. Police suicide callouts are increasing by about 9 per cent every year, while 111 calls for the next tier of mental distress rose by 77 per cent between 2009 and 2016. Canterbury experienced the lowest call increase, at 29 per cent, while in the Tasman region

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