For once I am a bit cross with SB in her article about the forced marriages of young girls. She demands “what are the feminists doing about this?”
This is not only a feminists’ debate and action – it belongs to all of us, men, women, old and young.
If action is the responsibility of one small group of people that action can then be isolated and lose its power.
I realise that in part this comment is an attack on the feminazi, but please don’t mix objectives!
The actions reported require a collective response regardless of our demographics. Let us all say this is not acceptable. Let our New Zealand and Australian men voice their disgust without feeling they are siding with the feminists. I am sure they fear for the safety of their daughters, and feel in their gut the horror that is being perpetrated on the young. Let us harness everyone’s emotional response and present a very loud community “NO” to these actions.
It is not the responsibility of one group. It belongs to all of us. Men, we need you to speak up too. This is not just the job for women. We must all respond. We are fighting for our children, regardless of race.
Let us all be heard. Let us all take responsibility for that.
Frances Denz MNZM
Frances has been instrumental in helping entrrpeneurs establish more than 4000 businesses since 1986. She is an authority on business start-ups and regional economic development and is a keynote speaker at conferences internationally. Frances is the co-founder of Stellaris Ltd and specialises in the small business and government sectors.
In 2013 Frances was honoured by the Queen with Membership of the Order of New Zealand (MNZM) for services to business.
As a Maori woman of Ngati Tuwharetoa and Tainui descent, Frances has worked with many Maori organisations to establish expertise in self-employment. Frances has special interests in the health and horticulture industries.
She was the founding chair of the Womens Loan Fund.
Frances is the author of Hope and Rehabilitation, Able to do Business and Women at the Top. She is passionate about encouraging small businesses to establish good governance and management in order to develop into very successful businesses.