OPINION: NSW Government suggesting modern-day women are anything but empowered.

Are there actually people out there deliberately oppressing people on the basis of their sex?

Yes there is – NSW Minister for Women, Tanya Davies, and she’s got the state’s men in her cross hairs.

The Minister is hitting the road gathering information on how to spend tax-payer money improving gender equality for women and girls.

State-wide consultations aim to offer females economic empowerment, health and leadership with ‘focused action and investment’.

It comes on the back of a modern-day feminist agenda threatening to once again divide the sexes. The crux of their cause is based on the so-called gender wage gap, compiled with data covering a broad range of age groups, backgrounds and socioeconomic categories.

It suggests women in western nations earn around 84 per cent compares on average compared to their male counterparts. This stat actually includes part time and casual workers, and doesn’t take into account how the life choices the ‘average’ person makes often differs depending on their sex.

More women than men are inclined to preference time with children and family over careers. Women are more likely to juggle family, hobbies and other interests with part-time employment.

To suggest those choices come on the back of a cultural bias against women advocates an idea females are powerless to make those choices.

The real issue in all this is a government suggesting the modern-day woman is anything but empowered.

It’s also considering policy with intentions to change gender equality balance, threatening to divide the sexes and reward or subjugate people based purely on their gender.

The 1960s feminist movement celebrated women’s unrecognised power, and argued for equal recognition and opportunity. Instead of focusing on real women’s issues, like domestic violence, today’s ‘feminists’ campaign for the oppressed – victims unable to make it big in a man’s world. 

The Minister’s consultations across NSW will no doubt uncover the stories of victimised women, told by participants buying into a media-driven agenda.

Meanwhile, the rest of the state’s women are wondering what all the fuss is about.

Let us know what you think - 

ben.jones@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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