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    NZ women close the gap
    5:00AM Sunday March 04, 2007
    By Nicola Shepheard

    New Zealand is among the top 10 countries in narrowing the gender gap, says a major new report. But we're still some way off true equality of the sexes.

    The Gender Gap Index 2006, a collaboration between Harvard University, London Business School and World Economics Forum, said New Zealand had the seventh-smallest gap between men and women out of 115 countries.

    The index measured gaps in economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment, health and survival and political empowerment.

    Our overall score was 0.714, where 1 represented total equality.

    We were particularly strong in political empowerment and education, and had relatively more women in high-skilled professions than any other country.

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    >:( >:(Don't get me started!! And why oh why (I know why) have they got bloody Barbie on the top of their report? Do you know what I would happily do with that doll, it's concept and all the other sexist, shapist, sexualising, brain-washing crap that goes with it?

    Needless to say Ken wouldn't have a girlfriend anymore - [smiley=021.gif] nuff sed!!
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    Totally agree Dawn! ?Barbie dolls - yuk!

    I was a Sindy doll girl, myself. ? [smiley=Titter.gif] ? :D

    One thing you have to admit about these dolls is that they do have curves. ?Maybe sexist, but are (just slightly) better role models for little girls than skinny flat chested dolls. ?

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    Totally agree Dawn! ?Barbie dolls - yuk!

    I was a Sindy doll girl, myself. ? [smiley=Titter.gif] ? :D
    I was a teddy girl, so where does that put me? ?Never had time for dolls unless they had hair I could muck about with. Still like soft, furry, cuddly things now. ?
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    Tiny Tears, even better! ;-)

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    I never had a doll. ?:( I was a deprived child ?:( NOT TRUE (the deprived bit not the doll bit) before anyone thinks of posting back with psycho-analytical advice :o
    I was too busy outside, climbing trees, riding my bike (well other peoples actually coz I really didn't have a bike :(), playing football and all that stuff that my big brothers did. My sister had some dolls and I chopped all their hair off so that they all looked like skinheads, then I drew them tattoos on with pen and cut their boobs off with a stanley knife - now you really want to psycho-analyse me don't you?
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    You sound a bit down, Dawn. :(

    Must admit I would never myself have chosen a doll if I had the money ... it is just that dolls are what aunts and grandmas mostly gave as Xmas pressies. I was out there too climbing trees, cycling, exploring barns and derelict houses, fishing for tadpoles, building 'dens' and so on. Would come home covered in scratches and bruises. To psycho-analyse myself - I probably wanted to be the son my father wanted at my birth rather than rebelling against any female sexual sterotype. My sister was girly and played with dolls - would never have damaged them though ... that would have meant one hell of a hiding.

    Takes all sorts to make a world. ;)


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    Ha ha I can't help but laugh at the thought of those poor dolls Dawn!! Sort of reminds me of Toy Story, (the horrible brother who 'Frankenstein's' his sister's dolls!!)
    Hi there Glenda!

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    No Glenda :) :) :) :) :)I'm not down at all, happy, happy happy, the sun has been out here for about a week now, it's fantastic, a beautiful beginning to Spring :) :).

    Knew you had to be one of those outdoorsy types though coz you're so gutsy and 'right, let's make this thing happen' kind of thing. Like me :) :)

    And the reason I never got a hiding was coz she wasn't that bothered about them either and they were only second hand things that we got from jumble sales and stuff. I wouldn't have hacked up anything really important to her because she may have taken her revenge on my teddy!!!! :o
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