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Other than the DPB question, there was no overt discussion of women’s issues in the Leader’s Debate.

Like say pay equity, or women’s over representation in low paid and unpaid jobs, or the fact that 16,630 women underwent a procedure which is still in the Crimes Act last year, or the fact that 1 in 4 women will experience rape or sexual assault in their lifetimes.

Just, you know, a few minor things.

4 responses to “Other than the DPB question, there was no overt discussion of women’s issues in the Leader’s Debate.

  1. Deborah October 31, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Great point, Coley. I was dutifully watching it, but fortunately, my brother called, and some Trick-or-Treaters came by, so I didn’t have to sit through all of it. It was all entirely predictable, and grey.

    I don’t think any politician will do anything about the parlous state of abortion law in this country, until something so utterly outrageous comes along that they have to act.

    • coleytangerina October 31, 2011 at 10:36 pm

      I agree, though I truly hope it doesn’t come to that.

      I couldn’t help but feel two older, highly educated, highly paid white dudes aren’t representative of New Zealand. And after a while the talking over each other and the “So have I!” replies just kind of blurred into a dull hum of People (often men) Talking About How They Know What’s Best For Everyone.

      That said I thought Phil did surprisingly well!

      • coleytangerina October 31, 2011 at 10:37 pm

        Oh and I also had Trick or Treaters and didn’t have any sweets and got all anxious and massively overcompensated by telling them how great their costumes were.

        • Deborah October 31, 2011 at 11:12 pm

          Simple solution: have three daughters who spend all day yesterday reminding you that it’s Halloween tomorrow, even ‘though as a curmudgeonly mum, you don’t let them go trick-or-treating anyway. Their father does, and he goes and supervises them, but he’s away.

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