October 14, 2012

My thoughts:

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.

Deep Breath

Sally Baxter

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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5 Responses to “”

  1. Thank you so much for this. The reaction today has been extraordinary. I’ve been sickened and angry as I’ve watched it all unfold. And there were so many examples I had to leave out, just because it was getting too long! But we’ve all seen them and it was wonderful to see the Prime Minister speaking, not just for herself, but for all of us. It was a great day for women everywhere.

    • questionsforwomen said

      I feel the same way when I post – I think I rabbit-on a bit! I think, “I’ll just add this extra bit and they’re SURE to understand! Hahaha!
      Your post was fantastic – I loved how you summed up. As I was reading your post, it reminded me of Penny Wong being ‘meowed’ at by that male Liberal senator…funny how that CORKER of an example has been conveniently forgotten in the recent press. Hmmmm…

  2. Jacquie said

    Here here – well done Paula & Sally!

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