Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Female Students are Not Political Pawns

Wednesday, 23 March 2005

Female Students are Not Political Pawns

ACT on Campus today calls on media not to be fooled by the statements made by the New Zealand University Students Association in its latest release titled “Women face unfair diminished return from tertiary education”.

“NZUSA are once again trying to mislead everyone into believing problems that don’t actually exist are worth panicking over” says Hannah Collings, the President of ACT on Campus at Victoria University.

Ms Collings says the only concrete information in NZUSA’s release is that male postgraduate students earn $20,000 more females –on average.

“It sounds dramatic but tells us nothing about the percentage comparison, how many hours are worked, or which fields are choosen to work in, or the choices individual women make.”

What’s more there is no mention of undergraduates, who outnumber postgraduates by more than five to one.

“This is typical, unprofessional spin where the facts aren’t allowed to harm NZUSA’s outdated ideology. The days of women being part of a group for political ends are over. Women are individuals who make choices for themselves, not for NZUSA’s statistics.”

Only a group that extorts its funding through compulsory student union membership and never asks real students what they think could be so out of touch.

ACT on Campus holds no hope that the unrepresentative NZUSA will actually look to address the problems faced by every person who has a student loan through practical, workable solutions.

“There is no point whinging that people are struggling with loans. We know that. We need to look to help them pay their loans off as fast as possible. It is as clear as ever that tax cuts are the only feasible means of achieving this.”

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Scoop Review Of Books: Salt River Songs by Sam Hunt

Colin Hogg, a longtime comrade of Sam, writes in his Introduction that, ‘There is a lot of death in this collection of new poems by my friend Sam Hunt. It’s easier to count the poems here that don’t deal with the great destroyer than it is to point to the ones that do.’ More>>

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news