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Of Blokegations and Manels

By   /  December 9, 2013  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Julie Fairey, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

It’s raining men, or should that be reigning men, more often than not, when it comes to those who get sent in official delegations, selected to speak on panels, and generally represent.

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Not superior or better, just luckier

By   /  November 26, 2013  /  Julie Fairey, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

“next time you hear someone claiming anyone can get a better paid job if they want to, and programmes like Breakfast in Schools just encourage bad parenting, you may want to point out that the only reason they aren’t in need themselves is luck.”

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The radical notion that women are people

By   /  November 11, 2013  /  Julie Fairey, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  7 Comments

New Zealanders aren’t very good at difficult conversations.  Many of us practice avoidance rather than active discussion of the hard bits.  I suppose it’s easier to say “what if it your daughter was raped?” than “what if you were raped?”

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Time Out

By   /  October 29, 2013  /  Julie Fairey, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  2 Comments

This weekend I had some time out, some glorious time out, from my wonderful children. They can be wonderful, and time away from them can be glorious and that’s not a contradiction at all.

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This Political Life

By   /  October 16, 2013  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Julie Fairey  /  Comments Off on This Political Life

NB: I had this post half written in my head before yesterday’s news about Auckland’s mayor’s private life broke. While that event has undoubtedly influenced the final shape of this it didn’t inspire it.

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Why You Need to Vote in the Local Body Elections

By   /  October 3, 2013  /  Julie Fairey, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

Julie Fairey underscores a number of very good reasons why we all need to vote in the Auckland local government elections. Check it out…

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Being a good ally

By   /  September 16, 2013  /  Julie Fairey, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  16 Comments

Why should I be a good ally? Because Solidarity. Because Intersectionality. Because ultimately aren’t we, you and I and lots of other people, in politics to make things better, not worse?

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