Bedtime stories

Under the reign of Cecrops, men and women could vote equally.  Society in Athens at that time was sexually freer.  This freedom was undermined when Athene and Poseidon raced for patronage of the city of Athens. While the men voted for Poseidon, the women voted for Athene. Since the women were more numerous Athene won…

Taoiseach announces new Citizen’s Assembly on gender equality

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar announces in a tweet that the government is setting up new Citizen’s Assembly on gender equality, saying that equality for women is moving to slow.  Mr. Varadkar set the lofty ambitions high aiming to make ‘Ireland the first country in the world in which men and women are truly equal’. The…

Rob reads: interesting articles

 Men paid 9.9% more than women With just hours to go before the deadline for UK companies to report their gender pay data, the latest figures show that men are paid on average 9.9 per cent more than women in Britain. Under rules introduced last year, UK employers with 250 or more workers are required…

The problem with feminism

There is an interesting story surrounding the patronage of Athens and it goes like this: Under the reign of Cecrops, men and women could vote equally.  Society in Athens at that time was sexually freer. This freedom was undermined when Athene and Poseidon raced for patronage of the city of Athens. While the men voted…