Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Women's Republic of New Zealand

This huge board advertises Max Fashions, a NZ owned fashion company with 38 retail outlets countrywide. The ad is about 3 storeys high. The irony is that the ad speaks an almost undeniable truth: the New Zealand state is essentially a matriarchy. Calling it the Women's Republic of New Zealand may not therefore be out of place! The heads of the three branches of government are all women: Helen Clark is Prime Minister, Margaret Wilson is Speaker of the House of Representatives (Parliament) and Sian Elias is Chief Justice.


Fiona and Bruce said...

... and none of them look quite like the Max woman - fortunately or unfortunately, depending on one's point of view.

Sakiwi said...

Hehehe ... you may very well think that, but I couldn't possibly comment!