NZ Jewish Council responds to Pittsburgh Synagogue attack
The New Zealand Jewish Council is devastated to learn of
the murder of eleven Jews at the Tree of Life Congregation
Synagogue in Pittsburgh.
An attack on Jews anywhere is an
attack on Jews everywhere. Our thoughts are with the Jewish
community, and all the people of Pittsburgh, and we pray for
the recovery of those injured, including police, who acted
bravely and swiftly to prevent further bloodshed.
continue to do all we can to fight the scourge of
antisemitism, wherever we see
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Gordon Campbell: On Why The Dice Are Loaded Against Women In Public Life
If they enter public life, women can expect a type of intense (and contradictory) scrutiny that is rarely applied to their male counterparts. If they are relatively young and conventionally attractive, such women will tend to be written off as lightweights – yet if they’re older and obviously competent, doubts will then tend to be raised about their “electability” and whether they are “warm” and “likeable” enough to connect with voters. Too conventionally feminine or not conventionally feminine enough? Too cold and too cerebral, or too warm and flighty to be seriously considered for high public office? For women in the public spotlight, the Goldilocks moments (when things are just right) are few and far between. More>>