The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a charge with the US labour equality watchdog alleging that Facebook “consciously encouraged” employers to exclude women from their recruitment. It named 10 employers including a roofing firm, a home security vendor and a tyre repair chain which it said hadContinue Reading

By Christian Michelides – File:VfGH – Verhandlung Wahlanfechtung.jpg, File:VfGH – Verhandlung Wahlanfechtung 2.jpg, CC BY-SA 4.0, Austria’s Constitutional Court says it will consider whether a third gender should be an option for official records, taking up the case of a person who unsuccessfully sought to have their entryContinue Reading

Our marriage amendment bill was drafted to reflect fundamental human rights principles. We believe in freedom of religion, the equality of citizenship and that the state fundamentally cannot discriminate against any of its citizens. In New Zealand the state’s role in marriage is to issue a marriage licence and toContinue Reading It gets worse. In a study of several hundred people, Jennifer Berdahl of the University of British Columbia found that women who “deviated from traditional gender roles—by occupying a ‘man’s’ job or having a ‘masculine’ personality” were disproportionately targeted for sexual harassment. But sexual harassment isn’t more likely onlyContinue Reading Support for same-sex marriage has fallen during the national survey on the issue, according to Newspoll. The proportion of voters who support same-sex marriage now stands at 57%, compared to 63% in August and 62% in September last year. The no vote has lifted to 34%, from 30% inContinue Reading “It’s an institutional sexism issue so it’s going to take a whole cultural change to address that,” Jamieson said. “There’s legislation to look at, there are behaviours and attitudes from employers in business.” At the end of the week, the money raised will be given to a woman inContinue Reading The Gender Integrated approach retains the value of the first two approaches. For example, learning to be more assertive, risk-taking, declarative, and direct—what have been deemed more traditionally “masculine” traits—are all valuable skill sets for women to learn to help them be more effective in the workplace. A GenderContinue Reading Ms King, who was first elected in 1984, was the obvious choice as “Labour’s best performer” but people always want a “shiny new face”, Ms Collins says. In the politics game, she says, it is seen as a bad thing for a female politician to be middle-aged – despiteContinue Reading