'Power to the princess: This princess is brave, bold and needs no prince'
This is the title of a study showing that children movies often enforce gender stereotypes, but they also hold the power to quickly shift them.
Daniel spoke with Anita Azeem who explains how some disney movies carry strong messages about gender roles and how children are affected by these messages. She also talks about her research thats shows how gender stereotypes can be changed.
Daniel talks about this question with Simon Kingham. Across the country there are plans to lower the speed limits. These plans are part of the Road to Zero project which assigned local councils to envision a plan with zero deaths and serious injuries on New Zealand roads. According to Professor of Human Geography Simon Kingham this is the right thing to do.
OraTai-ao, the NZ Climate and Health Council have joined the Free Fares Coalition – the Aotearoa Collective for Public Transport Equity.
News & Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to Dermot Coffey, a Co-Convenor of the Climate and Health Council, who represents health workers and students around the motu, about why they are joining the call to make public transport free and accessible for all.
This week the Supreme Court has made a judgement on lowering New Zealand’s legal voting age.
The court has accepted the claims made by members of the Make It 16 campaign that the current voting age limit of 18 is inconsistent with section 19 of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act. Essentially, preventing 16- and 17-year-olds from voting discriminates against them on the basis of their age.
The decision means parliament now has to defend the 18 age limit if it wants to keep it.
Joe spoke to Dr Nick Munn, a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy from the University of Waikato on the matter.
Today is White Ribbon Day, an annual campaign aiming to prevent men’s violence by teaching and role modelling ‘healthy masculinity’.
This year the day is focused on tackling the causes of violence.
News and Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to White Ribbon Day ambassador Floyd Ormsby who is encouraging people to show kindness towards our young men, and to let them know that men can be caring, supportive, ethical, respectful, friendly, generous and awesome.”
They discuss White Ribbon Day and the message Ormsby wants people to take from his own experience.
New reports have recently revealed that, despite the government's investments into mental health, there are the same number of acute mental health beds available in Aotearoa as there were five years ago.
This report has also come as new ministry of health figures have shown some improvements to the general health sector since 2017, as well as new possibilities for pharmacists to treat minor ailments.
All that and more was covered in Tuva's chat with Health Minister Andrew Little for this week.