“enormous comfort to terrorists”

September 25th, 2004

And of course these are the sorts of things that give enormous comfort to terrorists, enormous comfort to terrorists. This is exactly what terrorists want to see.

I shouldn’t leave a scintilla of a hint out there in the community that the Liberal Party is responsible for my behaviour.

I know it is a disgraceful and low thing to wear, particularly to the United Nations General Assembly last year.

I can only clear this mess up by dis-endorsing myself as a candidate for Mayo, and you can look forward to me doing so.

José and the F word, could Australia learn from Spain?

September 25th, 2004

Spain’s Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero says his role is not to shape public opinion but to follow it.

"I don’t want to be a great leader; I want to be a good democrat. I accept that when an overwhelming majority of citizens says something, they are right."

On April 18, the day after he took office, he ordered Spain’s 1,300 troops out of Iraq. He set up a government that has as many women ministers as men, and alternates them down the hierarchy. He launched policies against the aggression within Spanish machismo, stiffening laws against domestic violence and proposing the legalisation of gay marriage and rapid, no-fault divorces.

A radical democrat committed to feminism is a major departure for Spanish politics.

This is the country that has suffered from terrorism, with at least 1,000 killed by the [Basque] terrorist band ETA over the past 30 years. Spaniards have learned to adapt and understand that they have to combat terrorism by being firm but also by respecting democracy.

"I’m not just antimachismo, I’m a feminist. One thing that really awakens my rebellious streak is 20 centuries of one sex dominating the other. We talk of slavery, feudalism, exploitation, but the most unjust domination is that of one half of the human race over the other half. The more equality women have, the fairer, more civilized and tolerant society will be. Sexual equality is a lot more effective against terrorism than military strength."

Genevieve preferences an empty space

September 24th, 2004

Cheating MP Ross Cameron has been asked by his wife, Genevieve to leave the marital home.
What does it say for a family values campaigning Candidate when his own wife is unlikely to put the number 1 next to his name?

anti social worker

September 23rd, 2004

It is sometimes harder to be at work than it is to get work done.

Liberals promote ‘wife gagging’

September 22nd, 2004

I am loving this.
This government, specifically Downer, with his most recent of idiotic outbursts has alienated every female over the age of 15.

Neither Howard, Abbott nor Downer could possibly be aware of the following data – Women vote.

In fact, by the middle of 1999, females had formed a slight majority of the general population (50.2%) and a marginally wider majority of those eligible to vote (50.7%).

I hope the Liberal party keeps this patronising behaviour highly visible. Women, Ladies, and grrrls all over this country will be able to observe these political dinosaurs of Patriarchy who see women only in the viewfinder of mother, wife and mistress.

People have opinions.
Women are people.
There are opinionated women,
pass it on!