Liberté, égalité, fraternité

As a person deeply affected by sexism and gender inequality, I was very glad to learn that Lieutenant General David Morrison, chief of the Australian army, has spoken out for women. This morning, I watched an interview with Elizabeth Broderick, Australia's Sex Discrimination Commissioner, in which she said that many men need to take leadership roles in combating sexism.

An interesting statistic cited in the interview was Lt Gen Morrison's goal of increasing the percentage of women in the Australian army to 12 percent (it is now at 10.8). Broderick said that such an increase would help assure women of more equality and less victimization.