I have to commend Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews on addressing gender imbalance but I must also express my concerns re gender equality.
I'm not so sure that rightly addressing gender imbalance on Victorian Government Boards and Courts automatically means gender equality.
I hope people realise that all those who hold public office must be held to account to serve on behalf of the whole community with appropriate attitudes to both genders and reasonable, even-handed, gender-equal application of the law.
"Rule of Law IS one size Fits All"
"Rule of law, equal application of the law, due process, respect of one person for another are necessary for a peaceful productive society"
"The word gossip has always been linked with females more than with males,
and an examination of historical Western tactics for handling gossipers reveals a
persistent concern with clamping down on the gossip of women (Rysman, 1977). "
In fact,it has been documented that gossip,in response to the violation of a social norm,
is met with approval and is often perceived as the “ moral thing to do
(Beersma& VanKleef, 2012;Feinberg, Willer, Stellar, and Keltner, 2012).
On a darker note, gossip offers a means of manipulating reputations by passing on negative information about competitors as well as a means of detecting betrayal by others.
Gossip is more or less interesting to us depending upon whom it is about.
We should be especially inter-ested in information about people who matter most in our lives:
rivals,mates, relatives, partners in social exchange, and high-ranking
same-sex others ought to be especially strong. Wilson and Daly(1996) have identifed same-sex members of one's own species as our principal evolutionary competitors, and Shackelford (1997) has verified the cross-culturally universal importance of same-sex friendships and coalitional relationships.
Managing alliances and friendships posed im-portantadaptiveproblemsthroughouthumanhistorybecauseitwasim-portant to evaluate the quality and intentions of one's allies and rivals if one was to be successful. Given how critical such relationships are, andalso given that such relationshipswould be most likely to exist betweenmembers of same-aged cohorts, we should be most interested of all ingossip about other people of the same sex who are close to us in age.Several studies have con