Something about a new year seems to inspire us to take stock and indulge in a little soul-searching: what did we do wrong last year? What are we going to do about it this year? When Australia Day rolls around we’re given pause to consider how the country is ticking along. Because I’m a woman and a feminist and, as you know, all we do is think about ourselves, my mind turned to the status of women in Australia. On the surface, it looks good, doesn’t it? Women hold the bulk of the country’s top jobs – Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Governor-General Quentin Bryce, Queensland Premier Anna Bligh, Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings, and Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory Katy Gallagher – as well as taking trophies as our highest-earning actor (Naomi Watts) and richest person (Gina Rinehart). Oh, and one must not forget the Queen.
This is a syndicated post. Read the original at Why women are still keeping score.