What we are about
Endeavour Forum started out as Women Who Want to be Women. That explains the four Ws on the ship Endeavour above. It was set up in response the militant feminism which first came around in the early 1970s and which became increasingly influential in the Whitlam and even Fraser Governments. While militant feminism did address some legitimate grievances it went too far getting into issues like abortion, equal opportunity and affirmative action. There was a need for women to defend the legitimate rights of traditional women in families and the rights of male breadwinners to get jobs.
We believe that men and women are equal but different not equal and the same.
Although outlawing abortion is high on our agenda the broad aim is to prevent economic forces such as high taxation destroying families. We believe the rights and interests of the family must be the cornerstone of economic policy.
How we aim to achieve our goals
We can only do this by educating the public and the parliamentary representatives of the situation facing families today. Many of them are on side. The problem seems to be facing up to the political problems of expenditure reduction. While we believe that parliamentarians are now more aware of this problem than before they may take some time to act upon it.