Saturday, 17 March 2018

Women down under

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The old cohesive, blokish, laid back Australia has changed in many ways. The 1960s social revolution is working itself out there as much as anywhere.

An Australian feminist last year was advising women who want to have careers not to have children. I can't find the link. 

Australian feminists have marched against Donald Trump but never against female genital mutilation, an increasingly common thing in Australia.

The iconic feminist Germaine Greer came under attack for denying that sex is a social construct. She got into great trouble because she said

'If you're a 50-year-old truck driver who's had four children with a wife and you've decided the whole time you've been a woman, I think you're probably wrong.'
She got into trouble for saying that.


It is always a pleasure when the bad guys start fighting each other at the end of the film. But we are not at the end of the film, not by a long way.

Feminism has always been a top down movement, in which a small group impose their views on the mass of people who couldn't care less. But that small group is not just a few activists and left-wingers but also academia and the global bureaucracy.

International organisations are just as feminist as anyone these days.
Australia's solid labour market performance is sullied by its failure to fully tap the potential of women: those with young children, single mothers and females in their late 50s.Women with children under five and sole parents with a child under 15 in Australia face an employment gap of about 25 percentage points to those without kids, the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development said in a report on Friday. (The Sydney Morning Herald, 10 March 2017)

2 comments:

  1. The iconic feminist Germaine Greer came under attack for denying that sex is a social construct.

    We know we live in a crazy world when Germaine Greer is the voice of reason.

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