It happened on Saturday night.
An intelligent friend of mine casually implied that men and women are equal in Australia. That there’s no need for feminism. That as a country, we’re cool with the idea of female leadership.
I really wish, in that moment, that I’d had a laminated print-out of current statistics on the state of gender equality in the Australian workplace.
But until today, we didn’t really have that data.
Now we do. The Workplace Gender Equality Agency just launched the results of their standardised gender reporting, from 1 April 2013-31 March 2014. It’s the most comprehensive study of its kind, and it’ll be immensely helpful – and not just so that I can win Saturday night arguments about feminism.