Happy Day, Dads!
If you’re a dad, I hope you’re in bed right now, drinking coffee and eating breakfast, and relishing this issue of Sunday which was designed just for you! Kinda...
So first off, we have Helen Clark and film-maker Gaylene Preston who made the documentary My Year with Helen about Clark’s thwarted bid for the top job at the United Nations. Clark talks about the glass ceiling that remains for women. We hope you enjoy her insights, dads.
The next feature continues the theme with a lively discussion between Sunday reporter Britt Mann and three powerful women – writer Paula Morris, lawyer Deborah Manning and media executive Maramena Roderick – each finalists in the 2017 Women of Influence awards. Together, these four ask, why it is still harder for women to attain and maintain power in our society? Food for thought, dads.
Last but not least, we have a conversation with UK activist and writer Reni Eddo-Lodge, who explains how even white people who consider themselves unprejudiced benefit from racism and white privilege and they need to work out for themselves how to redress that imbalance. She’s done with explaining to white people how not to be racist, she says.
So, we haven’t patronised you with our features today, dads. We haven’t assumed you’re into power drills or fishing. We’ve instead aimed to stimulate your awareness of discrimination in the arenas of both gender and race. No need to thank us. Enjoy!
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