Tuesday, October 21, 2008

While I'm being grumpy

Why is it, on this website, that policies related to "women" have been relegated to the "special interest" category (down the bottom of the left-hand sidebar)? Since when was half of the population considered a niche area, along with nuclear power, community groups, and disabilities?

And why is it, when you click through to the list of policies classified under the special "women" category, that most of them relate to childcare?

Oh, right, "woman" = "mother", and childcare issues only affect you if you have a vagina.

6 Comments:

Joanna said...

They should also work on their alphabetising :)

Also: "Fund marriage preparation courses". Seriously?

StyleyGeek said...

Oh, I'm sure the alphabetising thing is deliberate. Because "special interests" are so unimportant that they don't sit under "s" but rather right at the bottom of the list.

Tom said...

What I rather liked was that it's basically a list of cabinet portfolios and associated policies, except for 'Philosophy', which doesn't currently have its own minister.

Although perhaps it should. Minister's question time in the house would be much more enlightening...

ScienceGirl said...

And here, in the U.S., they bunch women into "minorities." Methinks someone doesn't know how to count.

kb said...

German soccer clubs seem to agree, hence different tickets for "adults" and "teens, women, disabled people"...

http://www.spiegel.de/kultur/zwiebelfisch/0,1518,grossbild-789879-463220,00.html

(sorry, don't know how to make the link active)

StyleyGeek said...

Tom, I can just see it now: "To be or not to be? What does the honorable minister have to say about THAT?"

Sciencegirl, yes that REALLY doesn't make sense. Gah!

KB, seriously? That is appalling.