Happy Day, Dads!

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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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