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We don't need gender stereotypes for our children.
Australian women earn substantially less than men at every level.
If we want to get things done we have to go out and do them.
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In the space of one generation, we have done a complete about turn. While the leaps are amazing and wonderful for women in the workplace, has this come at a cost to the rest of our lives?
I have often found myself being invited to join organisational women's groups, being in the minority in these workplaces. I never joined as I honestly didn't see the point. I didn't see the need to highlight the fact that I was a woman. I just wanted to get on with the job at hand and interact with everyone in the organisation equally.
When women and girls are on the wrong end of gender gap the issue is declared a global problem that requires urgent action. So why do we not do the same when men and boys are on the wrong end of a gender gap?
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Peter Alexander has hit on an underlying nerve in culture. A gender neutrality that is trying to rise out of the depths of the over-sexed culture we have been devoured by.
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Inequality in Australia is at a 75-year high. This is not evenly distributed around the nation. The pattern is different between cities, and also within them. Increasingly, place matters: where you live is shaping how you live.
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Emotion isn't just about crying. It is about the yelling and rage we see between men. It is about the name calling and grouping of mates.
In the workforce, a world that should reject such pursuits, women are sometimes guilty of "pulling up the ladder behind them". And to further distinguish themselves, they fail to mentor, teach or help other women.