NZ in top ten for women

October 28th, 2013 at 10:00 am by David Farrar

The Herald reports:

New Zealand is among the top 10 best places to be a woman, according to a worldwide report on gender equality.

It ranked seventh out of 136 countries in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index 2013, with narrow gaps between the sexes in the health, education, economic and political sectors.

New Zealand was at number one – equal with several European countries – for educational attainment, which included literacy rates and enrolment in primary, secondary and tertiary education.

In terms of educational achievement, are not just at a par with men, but streaks ahead.

It would be interesting to see a large table of countries for men also. I don’t mean to suggest that in most areas men do not have advantages – they do. But in some areas such as education, health, life expectancy men constantly do worse and it would be interesting to see what the gaps are in different countries.

Tags: ,

48 Responses to “NZ in top ten for women”

  1. flipper (4,067 comments) says:

    Does this gratuitous garbage mean that NZ is the worst country for men?

    Who cares… on either count…other than the Horrid?

    Vote: Thumb up 12 Thumb down 6 You need to be logged in to vote
  2. nickb (3,687 comments) says:

    What I don’t understand is – why is Jacinda Ardern interviewed for this story?

    I know many women who are ambitious, have worked extremely hard over their lives, built businesses, made lots of money, and generally smashed down any real or perceived gender barriers they have come across.

    Why didn’t they interview some female kiwi entrepreneurs, business people, or successful professionals?

    Jacinda Ardern:

    – Has worked in the public sector her entire life
    – Has never had a job outside of government or politics
    – Has never started her own business or risked any of her own money to try and get ahead
    – Formerly a member of International Socialist Youth (watch the youtube “comrades” video
    – Is earning multiple times as a an MP what she could reasonably earn in the private sector
    – Is likely to have her career ambitions furthered because of the Labour Party banning men from standing in electorates, in an act of reverse discrimination / affirmative action
    – Is likely to become leader or deputy of the Labour Party one day because of her gender rather than talent
    – Perhaps worst of all, went sobbing to the herald when she realised she couldn’t afford a Ponsonby villa in her mid 20s when earning $150k.

    Sorry I must of missed something – is Jacinda Ardern is the type of woman helping close the gender gap?

    Popular. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 42 Thumb down 2 You need to be logged in to vote
  3. edd (157 comments) says:

    It’s interesting that as Women gain more power in the world that the levels of smut on the telly increases… I guess that’s part of their power over men…

    Vote: Thumb up 11 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  4. Longknives (4,753 comments) says:

    nickb- Every New Zealander has a right to a Ponsonby Villa, don’t you know??
    It’s just outrageous that people who study harder, work harder, and save harder get to live in nicer neighborhoods….

    Vote: Thumb up 16 Thumb down 1 You need to be logged in to vote
  5. flipper (4,067 comments) says:

    nickb (2,934) Says:
    October 28th, 2013 at 10:34 am
    What I don’t understand is – why is Jacinda Ardern interviewed for this story …..
    *****

    Early, Helengrad, with the teeth air-brushed??

    Or is Ardern a real woman????

    Vote: Thumb up 9 Thumb down 2 You need to be logged in to vote
  6. Longknives (4,753 comments) says:

    “Formerly a member of International Socialist Youth (watch the youtube “comrades” video”

    This one?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtfZklLscmM

    ‘Comrades,Comrades, Comrades, Comrades…”
    “Umm Solidarity…Umm Comrades,Comrades, Comrades”

    Vote: Thumb up 13 Thumb down 1 You need to be logged in to vote
  7. nickb (3,687 comments) says:

    Lol thats the one Longknives… fucking cringeworthy.

    Yep, she is certainly an example to all NZ women on success.

    Vote: Thumb up 13 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  8. Dean Papa (784 comments) says:

    So NZ has been jumped by the Philippines? Is it really better to be a woman in the Philippines than NZ? What this survey is measuring, or claims to be, is the gender gap within the country. I don’t think the results are absolute measures of how good it is for women in each country. For example, Russia ranked number 1 for health life expectancy, F=65, M=55 compared to F=74 v M=72 for NZ. But just what you would conclude from that is open to debate, I’d have thought.

    Vote: Thumb up 12 Thumb down 1 You need to be logged in to vote
  9. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    New Zealand is among the top 10 best places to be a woman

    I’ve known we have good kitchens in New Zealand for some time but it nice to see that this fact is now recognised internationally.

    Vote: Thumb up 13 Thumb down 1 You need to be logged in to vote
  10. sparky (235 comments) says:

    Fancy using Ms Ardern as an example. Ugh talk about cringe worthy.

    Vote: Thumb up 16 Thumb down 1 You need to be logged in to vote
  11. burt (8,271 comments) says:

    Isn’t Ms Ardern Clark & Muldoon’s secret love child ? Nationalise, regulate, command and control …. The genetic fingerprint of two of NZ’s most destructive socialists.

    Vote: Thumb up 15 Thumb down 1 You need to be logged in to vote
  12. Kea (12,841 comments) says:

    NZ women are angry, conflicted and lacking in identity. They seem to have no identity and are very fragile as a result. They are an unhappy and miserable lot doomed to a life of pursuing a feminist lie.

    This is common in the Anglo Saxton countries where English is a first language. You do not see it so much in other places.

    Vote: Thumb up 10 Thumb down 11 You need to be logged in to vote
  13. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    Kea

    Its too nice a day for trolling.

    If you can’t get a chick go and rent one for an hour.

    Vote: Thumb up 11 Thumb down 2 You need to be logged in to vote
  14. big bruv (13,901 comments) says:

    “NZ women are angry, conflicted and lacking in identity”

    Don’t forget the fact that most of them dress like farm hands, have arses the size of Texas and many of them shave their face as often as men.

    Vote: Thumb up 13 Thumb down 5 You need to be logged in to vote
  15. Dean Papa (784 comments) says:

    “NZ women are angry, conflicted and lacking in identity”

    Well, the women over at the Public Address blogs sure are!

    Vote: Thumb up 7 Thumb down 2 You need to be logged in to vote
  16. wat dabney (3,763 comments) says:

    Scary to think how unstoppable Clark would have been with Ardern’s teeth.

    Vote: Thumb up 14 Thumb down 2 You need to be logged in to vote
  17. Longknives (4,753 comments) says:

    Easy on the big teeth comments fellas…that’s a bit low.
    By the way- Everyone got their picks sorted out for Flemington next Tuesday??

    Vote: Thumb up 5 Thumb down 2 You need to be logged in to vote
  18. backster (2,172 comments) says:

    Women used to be dab hands at whipping up a batch of hot scones and operating the washing machine. The younger ones seem seriously deficient in this traditional cultural activity.
    New Zealand female jockeys have long been among the world’s best and I think Cindy
    would have achieved greater fame in this sphere of endeavour.

    Vote: Thumb up 6 Thumb down 2 You need to be logged in to vote
  19. Jack5 (5,137 comments) says:

    The Jacinda Ahern video…. komrads? komrads?

    What language is that?

    “…as a movement we have not won, and I don’t mean just against the liberal agenda that we are all fighting….”

    “…as long as we come together as komrads …. ”

    “…why is western Sahara after all this time, all this injustice, why are they not free.”

    “…we must change our position on migration…”

    “…not one more dollar on small arms…”

    Thanks for an interesting post, Longknives.

    Vote: Thumb up 9 Thumb down 1 You need to be logged in to vote
  20. tspoon765 (14 comments) says:

    “New Zealand female jockeys have long been among the world’s best and I think Cindy
    would have achieved greater fame in this sphere of endeavour.”

    The jockey is the little thing on top backster.

    Vote: Thumb up 7 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  21. Jack5 (5,137 comments) says:

    No problem with NZ women shining, but let’s give boys a fair go in our primary and secondary education systems.

    A vote for Labour is a vote for second-class education for boys.

    Vote: Thumb up 12 Thumb down 2 You need to be logged in to vote
  22. Scott (1,800 comments) says:

    I find myself in the twilight zone, I agree with Kea! This seems like a feminist perspective kind of report, “gender equality” and all that. I think New Zealand women would be happier and safer if they didn’t try and be like men and cultivated their feminine charms rather than feminism. Feminism has made women angry and isolated them from marriage and family. However there are feminine women around. Just go to church. It worked for me :-)

    Vote: Thumb up 8 Thumb down 3 You need to be logged in to vote
  23. BR (81 comments) says:

    Gender Equality??

    Whenever any kind of equality is mentioned, my socialist warning light starts flashing.

    Bill.

    Vote: Thumb up 12 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  24. kowtow (8,485 comments) says:

    kea claims to be an Arab and yet has the gall to come on here and slag off all NZ women!

    this post is about gender equality but kea troll turns it into an attack on NZ women .Fuck off back to the desert then.

    On the other hand there is a suspicion that kea troll is actually a crazy woman ,which might explain the personal assaults on women.

    Either way ,a fucking useless troll who should not be fed. Like yesterdays’example of his / her egregious anti semitism.

    Simply best not to engage at all ,and with a bit of luck,not getting the attention he /she seems to crave,might just go away.

    Vote: Thumb up 8 Thumb down 5 You need to be logged in to vote
  25. Jim (398 comments) says:

    @Dean Papa – good point re absolute vs relative. The ranking is all about ‘equality’ not quality.

    That’s why, For example Burkina Faso (extremely poor, 71% rate of female genital mutilation) ranks ahead of South Korea.

    And Burundi with grinding poverty, child soldiers and high rate of violence against women ranks ahead of USA.

    Equal levels of deprivation beat slightly unequal levels of success.

    So, yeah: the list is not ranked by ‘best places to be a woman’ at all. More meaningless ‘facts’ that tell us nothing.

    Vote: Thumb up 10 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  26. Jack5 (5,137 comments) says:

    Kea an Arab? (Kowtow post 12.30).

    Some think Kea is an unemployed Kiwi scientist, Marni Sheppeard.

    Vote: Thumb up 3 Thumb down 5 You need to be logged in to vote
  27. kowtow (8,485 comments) says:

    Jack5

    The person posting as “Kea” has claimed to be Syrian and adopted into a NZ family.

    Me, I go for the Marni S theory.

    Either way a troll.

    Vote: Thumb up 3 Thumb down 5 You need to be logged in to vote
  28. tvb (4,422 comments) says:

    Why educate women beyond primary just to read stories to their children. Just joking of course. But that attitude is still around in NZ though it is not often expressed. I am still quite surprise how much some men usually straight hate women.

    Vote: Thumb up 6 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  29. Harriet (4,972 comments) says:

    Feminism was one of the biggest mistakes NZ culture has ever made. Something went wrong in the way feminism was presented to the average woman in NZ. They got the wrong message and it has cost women and the culture dearly.

    There has alway been an alternative to feminism, it is called being a heterosexual woman. Not in the sense they are lesbians, but feminist idealogy is not about equality, but rather womem by themselves, for themselves.

    What feminism fails to acknowledge is just as many if not more men, are responsible for the changes in society than women are. As it stands to reason if men are in control we would have to help to get these changes in place – otherwise change is not possable as not all change is made by law.

    However, no one is arguing the role of the feminist fight for TRUE equality, we as men argue the complete lack of class and self respect today’s feminist have adopted in their fight. The mental problems that women face because of abortion is arguement enough, as better workplace conditions would see better reesults, both personaly, and at the national level – a more inclusive population due to ‘near normal’ population growth.

    It is not ‘man’s fault’ that women make their fertility difficult by delaying it, or that they take out student loans for degrees ending in ‘studies’ that lead to low paid ‘degree paying jobs’ -mainly in government – the 47% increase!

    Women have ended up paying money back to the government for a student loan instead of a bank for a mortgage. Nothing has changed for the better for women since the 60’s.

    Modern feminists blame everything on the white man and accept no responsibility for many of the problems they have created for themselves these days.

    Then it never was about the welfare of women – but women’s rights!

    Labour does nothing for women! :cool:

    Vote: Thumb up 7 Thumb down 8 You need to be logged in to vote
  30. Kea (12,841 comments) says:

    Polly I wish I was trolling. But kiwi girls are dreadful. European men can not believe the state of them

    Grow some balls and stop blaming yourself.

    Vote: Thumb up 7 Thumb down 7 You need to be logged in to vote
  31. big bruv (13,901 comments) says:

    Damn right Kea.

    Most Kiwi wimin think that heel is a term you use to control the dog rather than a shoe.
    Most Kiwi wimin think that dressing up means putting on a clean polar fleece.
    Most Kiwi wimin think that swearing is part of being female.
    Most Kiwi wimin think that shaving is something you do to your face.
    Most Kiwi wimin think that a dress is where you live.

    Vote: Thumb up 7 Thumb down 5 You need to be logged in to vote
  32. wf (442 comments) says:

    PLEASE can we have a laugh/grin vote? The boys are making me laugh.

    Vote: Thumb up 3 Thumb down 2 You need to be logged in to vote
  33. igm (1,413 comments) says:

    Jacinda Ardern is the type of loser media hacks seem to behold. Personally, I think with a head like hers, she should be lining up in a lower grade horse race . . . Cunliffe looks like a feline, Ardern bears close resemblance to a mixed-breed horse.

    Vote: Thumb up 6 Thumb down 2 You need to be logged in to vote
  34. backster (2,172 comments) says:

    This shows just how bad this female equality thing is getting http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygXja9nnHdU

    Vote: Thumb up 3 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  35. Adolf Fiinkensein (2,903 comments) says:

    Baxter, word has it she does ride a bit.

    Vote: Thumb up 6 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  36. hj (7,023 comments) says:

    Kea (8,549) Says:
    October 28th, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Polly I wish I was trolling. But kiwi girls are dreadful. European men can not believe the state of them
    ……………………….
    As you get older you realise that character is what counts.

    Vote: Thumb up 4 Thumb down 3 You need to be logged in to vote
  37. hj (7,023 comments) says:

    The problem with Socialist Youth etc is that they infiltrate the mainstream parties (Labour/Greens) but hide their agenda (such as open borders).

    Vote: Thumb up 6 Thumb down 1 You need to be logged in to vote
  38. Michael (909 comments) says:

    The first person Jacinda Ardern thanks in the video is the Prime Minister of Hungary, Ferenc Gyurcsany. He admitted outright lying and fucking up the economy to win an election in 2005, sparking riots throughout Hungary in 2006.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferenc_Gyurcs%C3%A1ny#Audio_recording_resulting_in_riots

    Despite this, he is an honoured guest at the event.

    Vote: Thumb up 10 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  39. Kea (12,841 comments) says:

    The regular kea haters display little experience with women in their remarks. They should stick to ranting on subjects they know about, like man on man sex.

    Vote: Thumb up 7 Thumb down 11 You need to be logged in to vote
  40. kowtow (8,485 comments) says:

    kea’s the poster who claimed on this site to LRC “I have a massive cock”…….so maybe he /she should take a bit of his/her own advice?

    Vote: Thumb up 3 Thumb down 5 You need to be logged in to vote
  41. Kea (12,841 comments) says:

    And right on cue there goes one now trying to direct the conversation towards MASSIVE COCKS .

    Sorry kowtow but this thread is about the ladies. :)

    Vote: Thumb up 2 Thumb down 3 You need to be logged in to vote
  42. Jack5 (5,137 comments) says:

    Kea:

    Is it really true that all these posts of yours are diversions as you try to fight through a block stopping you from completing your Ph. D thesis? I note you don’t deny you are in fact Marni Sheppeard.

    Have you got hopelessly entangled in your physics theory?

    Vote: Thumb up 6 Thumb down 2 You need to be logged in to vote
  43. chiz (1,144 comments) says:

    Marni actually finished her PhD a few years ago.

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  44. Martin Gibson (246 comments) says:

    I am really interested to hear DPF’s views on why we need the Ministry of Women’s Affairs. He is so good at eviscerating certain types of muddled thinking on nationalising industry, but seems to have a blind spot for this kind of Marxism with a very thin coat of paint.

    Dean Papa: “For example, Russia ranked number 1 for health life expectancy, F=65, M=55 compared to F=74 v M=72 for NZ. But just what you would conclude from that is open to debate, I’d have thought.”

    This cuts to the heart of it – you would think this was poor gender equality in that Russian men’s life expectancy is so much lower, in the same way you would think people interested in gender equality would be horrified that a NZ male is 50% less likely than a female to go to university, but of course this is not about equality so much as the same old poorly-hidden agenda to destroy Western civilization in its present form.

    The reported words of Nelson Rockefeller, when he asked why his family so ardently sponsored feminism were: “Hey, it’s bad for business only having half the population pay income tax”.

    Even the term “Feminism” is doublespeak. Feminism is not about women being feminine as the name suggests, but more masculine — seeking power, being agressive, being promiscuous.

    A more accurate term is “Femasculinism”, but it would be much harder to get young women to buy the turd sandwich that is gender politics if it were accurately labelled with the appropriate health warnings.

    “This shit makes it impossible to form stable relationships”
    “This shit results in fatherless kids”
    “This shit will leave you lonely in old age.” etc

    It is tough to keep a marriage together as it is, but when both the man and the woman are trying to be the man it is near impossible, as the figures on homosexual divorce rates show.

    Just saying . . .

    A German girlfriend I brought to NZ was visibly astounded at the howls of outrage from the table of Kiwi women I was sitting with when she asked if I would like her to make me a sandwich. I just put my arm around her and told the table of my aunts friends and neighbours that their attitude was one of the reasons I tended to steer clear of Kiwi chicks.

    Why as a hetrosexual man would I want to be in a homosexual relationship with a masculine woman?

    Vote: Thumb up 6 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  45. Manolo (13,775 comments) says:

    He is so good at eviscerating certain types of muddled thinking on nationalising industry, but seems to have a blind spot for this kind of Marxism with a very thin coat of paint.

    DPF is a loyal Labour Lite member, always ready to toe the progressive line signaled by the Party.

    Vote: Thumb up 3 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  46. igm (1,413 comments) says:

    Kea’s remarks shows how foul and filthy the left are.

    Vote: Thumb up 4 Thumb down 2 You need to be logged in to vote
  47. Kea (12,841 comments) says:

    igm, I forgot to mention they are famously lousy dressers, the most promiscuous women on the planet and fat. Attacking kea won’t change what is widely reported or easily observed.

    Vote: Thumb up 2 Thumb down 1 You need to be logged in to vote
  48. Kea (12,841 comments) says:

    Martin , yes and German women are very strong and liberated. A German lady remarked that kiwi women seem to hate men and she expressed concern about her sons future here.

    I know some good ones but generally kiwi women are awful.

    Vote: Thumb up 3 Thumb down 1 You need to be logged in to vote