Friday, December 07, 2007

Nordics (and New Zealand) receive top-ranking of gender-equal countries

Reuters is running a story about the fact that Nordic countries again dominated the World Economic Forum's ranking of gender-equal countries, while New Zealand squeezed into the top five and the United States fell to 31st place.

I might have said to Gert, 'Oops, where's Belgium?' ... innocently and inoffensively.
We're a little competitive on whose country is better sometimes.


furiousBall said...

I'm actually surprised the US is that high. I have lots of friends in Sweden and they all seem happy. They might be on to something :)

Peter said...

I know the feeling Di. A Dutch ex-partner of mine had a tendency to compare the ratings of both Belgium and Holland on every scale imaginable : road security, 'tolerance', income, taxes - you name it, he felt the need to stress that he was born in 'that better ranking country'.

In the end, it's basically the quality of life as a couple that counts. Imagine living in a better ranking country while having a bad relationship :-)

Di Mackey said...

I was surprised that NZ was that high, I wouldn't have predicted it if pressed lol.

As if I would do that Peter ... although Gert might say otherwise ;) We have a nice relationship though.

The Unrepentant Gallivanter said...

Glad you liked the Elmo story. I like (love) red wine, and Istanbul, too. : )

Di Mackey said...

I like the whole unrepentant gallivanter thing - I remember my ex-father-in-law telling me I was forever off gallivanting. I was unrepentant in the extreme.

I enjoyed finding your blog out there and the Elmo story was hilarious :)

Istanbul and red wine, such exquisite taste.