Well, this sucks. Despite how far we’ve seemingly come in regards to balancing the gender ledger in society, the damned thing still swings way too far towards the male side for comfort. It’s a cruel fact that should not sit well with any sane, rational human being. And yet, here we are. You might bleat black and blue that at least some important changes have been implemented, and that may be true. But here’s a sobering statistic – according to a new report compiled by Oxfam, women expecting equal pay to their male counterparts in Australia will not see that realised for at least seventy years. Cue the woefully misguided “not all men” reactionary response mechanism.
“We want inclusive growth and what we know is that there’s very strong evidence that strong development, inclusive growth and women’s rights are all very closely linked.“