Friday, October 25, 2013

Women go backwards again

The World Economic Forum has released its annual Global Gender Gap Index. We've dropped a place (to 7th), having been overtaken by the Philippines. But worse, our score has dropped, from .7805 to .7799. And the reason for the drop? Wage equality. National is actually dragging women backwards. Which is what happens when you have a government for, of and by dead white males.

It is quite striking that we make progress in these indices under Labour. All National gives us is stagnation.