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Is International Women’s Day Tokenistic?


Yet again International Women’s Day is upon us and I start feeling that familiar sense of resignation, discouragement and mild annoyance.

Various social media discussions have been circulating around activities planned for International Women’s Day. The city of Melbourne has decided to install female pedestrian signals on the streets in order to identify and counter unconscious bias which perpetuates the thought that being male is the norm. However, the biggest complaint from men and women regarding this, seems to be that the act is of no real significance and moreover, the female figure is wearing a dress which is considered sexist. Continue reading Is International Women’s Day Tokenistic?