October 14, 2012
This is a fabulous article.
How quickly we forget moments like when Penny Wong was ‘meowed’ at by Liberal Senator, David Bushby in a Senate committee meeting.
I love how this piece ends because it writes exactly how I feel, how saturating it feels:
“Don’t believe me? Check out the timeline of @EverydaySexism on Twitter, google War on Women to see what’s going on in the US, head over to Change.org in the UK and see how many people have signed a petition calling for an end to The Sun newspaper’s ‘tasteful’ tradition of putting a topless teenager on page 3.
And when you’ve done all that, say a little prayer for 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai, 14, shot in the head by the Taliban for wanting an education.
I could go on, but I’m too sick of it all.”
It’s all getting a tad out of control and it should simply stop being defended.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s speech in which she denounced the opposition leader’s sexism and misogyny made headlines around the world. But it followed an extraordinary period when the spotlight never shifted far from the treatment of women in our society.
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