Let’s have some new gender stories please

When I was a kid, there were girls and boys, men and women. My sister was a bit of a tomboy (hardly surprising perhaps, given she had two older brothers). Truth be known, I was a bit of bit of a sissy (not as acceptable as my sister’s gender-non-stereotypical behaviour) but, apart from ‘big boys don’t cry’, I was never particularly shamed on account of it.

Diversity Dilemma: gender

The conversation about gender equality has long been commonplace in workplaces around New Zealand. It’s the foundation of the EEO movement and, as the precursor to cultural diversity and “family friendliness”, is often the corporate world’s only claim to some semblance of equity.