Tips and rumours

Mar 9, 2018

Tips and rumours

IWD cringefests ... Xenophon loves the art not the artist ... the political party connections of a teensy local paper ...

International cringefest day. Ah, International Women's Day, a chance to recognise the amazing progress already brought about by women around the world, and to identify and rail against the many maddening areas in which no progress has been made at all. A chance for companies that otherwise feed off and reinforce unhealthy ideas of what it is to be a woman to share a Beyonce quote and make their banner pink -- you know, the way ladies like. Please set your mouth to wince and your toes to curl as we share our favourite International Women's Day cringefests:

1. One tipster got in contact to tell us she was asked to speak at corporate sponsored International Women's Day event that was unpaid, and offered no childcare. Perfect.

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4 thoughts on “Tips and rumours

  1. mary wood

    The best way to celebrate International Women’s Day would be to give the female workers the day off (fully paid) and have their male colleagues do the jobs the women do, at 40% less than the men usually get paid. Might give some of them a bit of insight.

    1. AR

      I’d especially love to see them doing the fun jobs that make this society run.
      Not so keen on living with the results for even 24 hours.

    2. Arky

      In other words, the reverse of ABC radio giving men the day off (still getting paid) and making women do all the work to celebrate, in a rare moment which managed to piss off feminists and Andrew Bolt at the same time for different reasons.

  2. nino

    An Oxford political theorist? You mean a student then. Someone who doesn’t want to be named obviously. Your grammar is cringeworthy, I’ll say that. And thanks for jumping on the bandwagon and smearing Xenophon. Pathetic stuff.

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