January 11, 2011
Seems a bit rich these days to claim there is a ‘‘glass ceiling’’ for
female jobs. Load of cobblers, isn't it? I mean, Australia has a female
Prime Minister and a female Governor-General.
Has there really been discrimination over the years against mothers who
work -- or against women without children?
The National Council of Women thinks so and no surprise there. I
recently chatted with Victorian leader Jennie Rawther who pointed out
that, among other things, women at the end of World War 1 had to give up
their jobs to returning servicemen -- even though their husbands may
have been killed in combat. There was no widow’s pension, nor child
Sounds tough but Age reader Steve Hills of Rosebud is not impressed.
“There is overwhelming evidence that female health, safety and female
lives were held as more valuable than men’s lives,” he says. “Men’s
lives were routinely regarded as disposable. The view that women alone
were discriminated against is an ignorant one.”
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