do women complain?

Women are the ones who (supposedly) always complain – and in the English language, there are certainly many more words than there are for men that describe women in this unpleasant way. Nag, and scold and bicker and henpeck etc are just a few of them. These are words which apply specifically to women: ‘nag’ […]

sex appeal

When an influential man tells the world that a woman in public life has SEX APPEAL He immediately defines her in relation to heterosexual males HE is saying that HE – the hero – finds her SEXY In an equal world HE WOULDN’T SAY IT Or she would have the right of reply But if […]

Women on Boards

DON’T BE TOO POLITE GIRLS! UQ Business School Downtown Level 19, Central Plaza One, 345 Queen Street, Brisbane 22nd October 2010 12.00 © dale spender More than thirty years ago when I was living in London, there was a big move among some women to get more women on boards. The Fawcett Society, the oldest […]