Reducing the gender pay gap

Apparently 80% of the 12% gender pay gap in NZ ‘can’t be explained’… Which is weird, given since the latest stats were published, Ive heard plenty of explanations:

When sexual assaut becomes a terrorist act

To me, a terrorist act is one that attacks our way of life, that forces us to change our behaviour. I looked up the definition, and the only difference I can see anyone arguing between it, and the sexual assault that took place last Thursday is ‘political intent’.

Share the freaking footpath!

As Ive become older and less patient (it’s true kids, it happens to the best of us), I’ve launched a personal vendetta against footpath hogs. To save me from public meltdown, I’ve chosen the keyboard warrior route, because if you walk on footpaths and haven’t noticed any of this, you are probably DOING IT. If […]

Peanut butter and personal branding

I recently have the privilege of meeting Pic from Pic’s Really Good Peanut Butter. Pic is the biggest fan of peanut butter I’ve ever met (and about as engaging as they come). He displayed so much enthusiasm for his product that made an unintentional mockery of ‘personal brand’ expertise, which was timely, because I’ve heard […]

An ode to Hilary

From day one, it seems like Clinton saw herself as president. She worked harder than most of us could understand, she helped her less capable husband take on the role, she took on jobs that showcased her ability, she did more, for longer to prove that she had what it takes.

What to do about our animals?

After hearing about Facebook’s emotion manipulation study, I have to wonder if they’ve gone into overdrive. Every second picture on my Facebook feed is of another travesty of human nature. From pig farming to duck and rabbit plucking, to elephant chaining, to every imaginable torture that we do to animals in order to clothe, feed […]

Six weeks sober

A couple of months ago, I decided to go on a health kick and give up drinking for a week or so. Six weeks later, I had my first wine.

What IS Sexist?

I think that a clear and comprehendible message is vital to the achievement of any lasting social change – give those you are fighting a chance to pass you off as crazy, and they will. When we throw around terms like ‘sexist’, it’s very easy to sound hysterical and politically correct to the point of […]