Another ‘out of context’ sexist quote from Julie Anne Genter?


[…] the only reason 99 percent of CEOs on the NZX are men and over 80 percent of the board members of those companies are men is because they’re men.

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According to self-proclaimed feminist Genter, men dominate boards because men prefer to hire other men. This is her second sexist comment this month; the first being her comment that old white men should move over so that there can be more diversity on boards.


[…] we’re going to look at the ethnic pay gap and outcomes for Māori and Pasifika women, and other migrant women or women of colour.

I’ve even had women say to me: “I wouldn’t want to be on a board or be CEO just because I’m a woman. I want to be there on my merits.” What I say to them is, the only reason 99 per cent of CEOs on the NZX are men and over 80 per cent of the board members of those companies are men is because they’re men. It’s not because they’re the best people for the job. Women have been historically discriminated against. And we have to take steps to change that.

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By discriminating against white men? What verifiable proof does she have that the men on boards are not the best people for the job? It is a sexist and divisive smear.

The Green party should put its own house in order regarding the gender balance before it lectures private business. The Green party have way more women than men and most are NOT there on their merits as they are list MPs. Genter is one of those who have gained power and a hefty salary without putting in the hard yards like an elected MP to earn it.


[…] I think it would have been very difficult for the women in the National Party because, last term, their caucus was almost 75 per cent male and they tended not to want to go out and make a big deal about being a feminist, they shied away from that angle. Which I think is unfortunate, because I know that they believe in gender equality – and that’s all feminism is about. There’s nothing “anti-men” about it. There’s nothing “anti-men” about being a feminist.

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Someone should talk to the 20 percent male Green MPs about how they feel and how they tend not to make a big deal about equal rights for pale males.

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