Jonathon Coleman

Would it be the same for National?

Sydney Morning Herald

There hasn’t been a woman selected for National who is pregnant.

Yahoo chief executive officer Marissa Mayer is breaking new ground for Fortune 500 companies by starting her job more than six months pregnant, a trend already embraced by young women running Silicon Valley start-ups.

Mayer, an engineer and former Google executive who helped develop the company’s home page and maps products, was hired by Yahoo after a nine-week search for a CEO.

Yahoo have a much more enlightened view.

“Yahoo’s board found Mayer’s pregnancy a nonissue and that’s a big sign of progress,” said Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, deputy director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program at the New York-based Council on Foreign Relations, who is pregnant with twins. “But at many companies, it’s still an issue.”

During National selections board members go around telling delegates that we shouldn’t have a woman young children in parliament. They don’t directly say a woman’s place is in the home, but if they didn’t they would be more welcoming of women without children as well as women with children in parliament.

After all they accept MPs like Phil Heatley, Jonathon Coleman, Sam Lotu-Iiga, Jami-Lee Ross and Simon Bridges becoming fathers while serving.

UPDATE: I now know of two woman candidates who were asked specifically during pre-selection this question: “You aren’t going to do a Katherine Rich are you?”

Ban: Death toll in Gaza 'unbearable'

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon is in Israel and has said that “death toll in Gaza had reached an unbearable point”.

Strange, isn’t it? The UN said and did virtually nothing about the genocide in Rwanda, the same in Darfur, but for their darling Pally buddies, a few hundred deaths of Hamas terrorists and their supporters is ‘unbearable’?

The UN and the other apologists for Islamic terrorist group clearly have a very distorted reality. Bear in mind that Hamas has been at war with Israel for decades and still has as its stated aim to clear Palestine from the Jordan to the sea of the Jew.

The Israeli’s will never give in because to give in will be to die.

i suppose it was nice of him to mention that Israel’s citizens have the right to live without fear of rockets. A million Israeli citizens live within rocket range day and night, he told reporters, and “this too must stop permanently.” He claimed that Hamas’s use of private homes and civilian institutions was “unacceptable.”

Yeah but they won’t do anything about stopping Hamas, they never do.