Bradyen Bushby is an ultra right northern redneck piece of fucking shit who murdered Barbara Kentner with a trailer hitch because she was native. Anti native sentiment in Northern ontario is so fucking unbelievably violent, it’s casual and totally acceptable to outright disregard Indigenous as people. This guy deserves to fucking rot in the fucking ground alive.
Feminism is about equality. I find more and more people are quick to distance themselves from the term, which often comes with the 21st stigma of being a manhater who refuses to shave. This is complete bullshit which sets back the fight for equality.
Senator Bushby ‘meowing’ at Penny Wong is a disgusting reflection of the ongoing misogonistic attitude that is prevalent within many male politicians. The fact that he tried to justify himself as not being sexist being:
“Her reaction to the issue of the secretary’s appearance was like that of an angry cat. It could have been a male or female cat,” is an insulting attempt to dismiss any claims of sexism, to allow him this leniency would be ridiculous and appalling. Adrogenous cats! At it again! Doe’s he take us all for idiots?!
'PENNY WONG IS BEING AN OVERSENSISTIVE FEMINIST MAKING AN ISSUE OF HER SEX AND OVERREACTED’
If she had NOT reacted it might not even have been reported. Far too many cases of sexism in politics are dismissed and ignored. She did nothing wrong in standing up for herself. I applaud her.
“ All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”
MEOWING at another politician who is trying to speak, whether in defense of their party or not, simply highlights how low politics has gotten over the past decade. It really is just schoolyard tactics. How. Immature. Who voted for this guy? How can ANY self respecting woman join or support the Liberal party. (I’m going to avoid getting into an Abbott rant… but there is much to be said about his views on women.)
Penny Wong is not making an issue of her sex, nor has she made an issue of her sexual orientation. She’s someone who deserves utter respect. Bushby made an issue of her gender and she responded in kind. How DARE anyone use this to degrade the character of Penny Wong. This is not a one-off issue.
Wyatt Roy pointed out in defense of Bushby, that there’s no sexism in politics, the PM Julia Gillard hasn’t been made an issue of in regards her gender. Not entirely true. It’s often been made a point of that she’s a woman who has chosen NOT TO HAVE CHILDREN. OR GET MARRIED. Shock! Horror! A few years ago, this was a huge drama. If she had been a man would it have become an issue? FUCK NO. When Julia Gillard was brought onto Sunrise as Vice PM they asked her to put groceries in order of price, descending order. WHAT.
How can anyone try to suggest sexism isn’t rampant in politics? It’s simply being swept under the rug. If a woman cries out in protest she is dismissed as a moody, oversensitive, bitch. We need strong women like Penny Wong to take a stand. We need misogynistic bastards like Bushby to be chastised. We need this to be stamped out.
It is unacceptable.
Feminism is as relevant now as it ever was.
Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels. ~Faith Whittlesey
I desperately want to get back to playing/posting regularly, but I haven’t played this household since March (that’s right, March), and have literally NO IDEA what was going on based on the screenshots I took. So here they are, presented without comment.
As long as humanity kept records of its existence, serpents were used as emblems of the intelligence of God. In ancient times and as widespread and diverse as Australia, China, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Babylonia, Sumeria, Egypt, India, and Central America, serpents were feared and worshipped as gods for thousands of years. If there is a common origin to the mythology of the serpent, it may have developed at the Great Pyramid of Giza. To this day, serpents or dragons signify divine heritage and royalty in many Asian countries, while in the West the serpent represents wisdom and knowledge…Among nearly all ancient peoples the serpent was accepted as the ultimate symbol of wisdom or salvation.
[Credit for photos to Beth Ferguson, Charlie Morris and Aimee Felone.]
Last night BAME In Publishing co-founder Sarah Shaffi chaired the Q & A with Tanya Byrne, Patrice Lawrence and Catherine Johnson at the launch of the wonderful BAME YA short story anthology A Change Is Gonna Come.
It was a brilliant panel with a packed audience, and we hope to read more from the debut authors - congratulations to Mary Bello, Phoebe Roy, Aisha Bushby and Yasmin Rahman!
A Change Is Gonna Come is out now in all good bookshops.