At Australian Broker Online, we thought we’d dedicate our Far Out Friday slot to the colourful comments filtering in from our women in broking piece, which clearly stirred-up strong feelings on both sides of the gender equality debate.
The original article, focusing on Port Group CEO Voula Kotsiras’s efforts to attract more women into broking, garnered impassioned reader comments.
For Truth got the ball rolling with a strong call to action for all the hard-done-by men in the industry.
“It is politically correct to also push females in front of males, I have had enough. It is time we stand up and stop this constant demeaning of men.”
However, Sidbroker really got things heated-up when he claimed his past female employees let “their personal lives interfear [sic] with their professional reliability.”
The forum erupted with colourful retorts.
“Sidbroker: Did you club them on the head before dragging them back to your cave?” said PotKettle.
“Sidbroker, seems the article's hit a nerve. You make blokes look bad and whiney. Just get on with it mate,” said CJ.
“Sibroker, go and do something constructive…write a loan maybe?” replied Interesting.
Chris Vellios focused on the benefits of women in broking.
“I read with amusement at some of the comments here. It is an opinion piece after all. What is factual is that Port Group is a successful and progressive business in the finance broking industry. The article was not anti-men. I for one would love to see more women in finance broking,” he said.
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