August 15, 2015. Richie McCaw played his 142nd Test match for NZ, leading the All Blacks to another resounding victory against Australia at Eden Park, bringing the Bledisloe cup back to NZ for another year. 48,000 people filled the stands to watch the game, and about 47,000 took part in booing a young man on … Continue reading On (Sl)activism in the 21st century
Today, midwives in NZ are taking a case around gender discrimination to the High court. We are challenging the payments made for LMC (Lead Maternity Carer) midwives care provision to pregnant and new mums in NZ. We are saying that because midwifery is a traditionally and majority female workforce, it is paid at a lower … Continue reading On Midwives, pay parity, gender and what DO we actually earn?
This weekend, a friend and I talked about how it feels to have a different lens to the world than our children do. This was after I loud mouthedly and bull headedly argued with my eldest child, reducing us both to tears, and making me question myself as a parent and a person, yet again. … Continue reading On watching your kids grow up.
I am many things. In a different time, any one of the things I am would be a definition of who I was and how I think. But, in this time, this age of forward thinking offset by backwards progress, of science as law but only if it says what we want to hear, of … Continue reading A little about me to start off