Just over a year ago, lefty blogger Poneke feared a 'golden age of female leadership' would end with the Clark era.
The Clark years had seem many women in top positions of power, he noted, and he wondered what role models might exist for his daughters under a future male-dominated National government.
The post, caused quite a stir, and was well argued, even if I found his feminism so last century.
So here we are under a National-led government and how are its women faring?
Well, isn't it remarkable that National has appointed a tough woman like Christine Rankin and the left are having kittens.
Monkeys with Typewriters notes sexism in much of the recent controversies.
As for the feminists, I have yet to hear of a sprited defence from them of this tough woman, who is unafraid to put her mistakes behind her and move on.
What about the abuse heaped on Paula Bennett from the left?
Melissa Lee. Judith Collins too.
But we saw it before with lefty attacks on Jenny Shipley, Ruth Richardson and Margaret Thatcher.
The sisterhood and promoters of feminism never help their own kind, especially when such women turn up on the right wing.
The New Zealand media attacks Christine Rankin as much as its US equivalent slated Sarah Palin, and where are the feminists in all this? Sitting idly by while their leftist brothers and sisters wade in with the criticism.
So where is Poneke today? And his daughters?
I wonder how they feel when they see not an end to this supposed 'golden age' that their father talked about, but a continuance of it under new leadership.
I am sure they too will note the bigotry of the left, that women do have a place in leftist eyes, and that is kowtowing to leftist ideology, rather than thinking for themselves and discovering other opinions and ideologies.
And what a great betrayal of real feminism that truly is!!