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.

2 comments:

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!