The Minister of Women’s Affairs is misdirecting her Ministry and the analysis is medieval. Women are the best advocates for themselves just like any other marginalised part of our society. If we had pay equity and Women’s Refuges were redundant we would still want to champion our own issues. We do need a proactive Ministry of Women’s Affairs but we doubt that the Government will let them act effectively on the important issues for all women.And here's what your ecard will look like:
A budget of $5 million dollars a year is not nothing, it’s more than women in the community can dream of and we want effective leadership on public policy.
But it looks like the sisters will have to do it for themselves all over again with the support of the brothers who know how to stand along us rather than speak for us at the top table.
So let’s remind the Prime Minister what the bottom line issues are. Sign the pay equity petition that Sue Moroney launched and add your comments to this brand new e-card on pay equity for women in the public sector and email it to John Key. PLEASE BE POLITE AND RESPECTFUL AND SEND ONLY ONE CARD. You can send the e-card from here. Thank you!
I'm off to send mine now!