The pic on the front of yesterday's The Australian newspaper says it all. Nineteen members of the Federal Government's strategic priority and budget committee. Eighteen men; one woman. ‘Who got us into this mess, Ollie?' ‘Free marketeers, Stan, testosterone, cowboys and the adversarial mind-set of global wankers.' And not only is this a world failing to represent the feminine point of view, see how many Chinese or Indian people are on this committee. Are members of G7?
The current financial failures are systemic. The triumph of greed over discretion; of video games over symphonies. And the other failures are in allowing narrow worldviews to dominate the wonderful potential of the human spirit.
Women, asians, people of colour – stand up and unite!