Hypocrisy and Dodgy Politics

I fully believe in merit based success. I firmly subscribe to the view that it should be irrelevant whether you are male or female, young or old, religious or non-religious, short or tall, black or white, hell, even green or yellow for that fact, working hard and doing the best job you can is all that should matter to validate you.

BUT having said that, as a female and a mother of a daughter, I have to confess, to being a Hypocrite. There was a part of me yesterday that was absolutely thrilled to see a Female become Prime Minister. Obviously the circumstances were not good (and we will get to that later), but it does not change the fact that the seal is now broken. There would have been many little girls hearing their parents talk last night, and thinking, Cool, I might rule Australia one day...
Kids are really simplistic. It reminds me of my Grandma's saying, "Monkey See, Monkey Do", and human nature being what it is, we can't help but compare ourselves to others.

Yesterday brought back a memory for me of my daughter when she was 6 or 7. We were reading 'Snugglepot and Cuddlepie' and somehow the conversation got around to the author May Gibbs, how back in the early 1900's there were not that many women authors and how May Gibbs even had difficulty getting a bank account in her own name for book sales. My daughter thought that was 'stupid', "Why Not?, I have a bank account". And so the females voting etc. chat ensued. This conversation illustrated how kids see the ... Read the rest of this article...

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