Tag: feminism

International Women’s Day

It was International Women’s Day this week, which The Economist celebrated with the release of their annual glass-ceiling index. The index looks at a combination of factors including female share of senior managers, share of company directors, cost of childcare, and the level of paid leave for fathers. As usual, the Scandinavian countries are at the…

International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day, I’ve been too busy enjoying the various panels at All About Women to write anything particularly deep or meaningful. So here are a few links. First, just as last year, The Economist has published a glass ceiling index. Sadly, Australia has dropped down this year below the OECD average. As last year, Australia’s…

Book Review: The Wife Drought

Today’s review is of The Wife Drought, by Annabel Crabb, Australian political writer and commentator. When I heard about this book, I knew I had to have it. I’ve been a fan of Annabel Crabb’s writing since she wrote sketches in the SMH about the 2007 election. And I have read enough books about the intersection of…

Monday links

Here’s a roundup of interesting links I’ve seen this week: The speed of light is too slow! New Scientist article about traders choosing microwaves to transmit trading instructions ahead of fibre optic cable – light is slowed by a significant amount by the cable. Giving people permission to fail – an important part of risk…

Women in charge in Australia

Watching Julia Gillard being sworn in as Australia’s first female prime minister by Quentin Bryce, Australia’s first female Governor-General, I realised there were more. I live in NSW, which has a female Premier, and female Governor, and I work in the financial services industry where Australia’s biggest bank is run by a woman. While I…