CrikeyPosted: March 10, 2019 Filed under: AUSTRALIA, Politics | Tags: auspol, Australian Politics, feminism, International Women's Day, marketing, oops, pale stale male Australian politicians, political failures, where the bloody hell are you Leave a comment
On Friday, the Stephen Bradbury of the Liberal party Scott no friends Morrison made the worst International Women’s Day speech in the history of forever.
Simple Scotty said that men should not have to make way for women’s empowerment.
On International Women’s Day.
“We’re not about setting Australians against each other, trying to push some down to lift others up,” Morrison told a function organised by Australia’s mining industry.
“We want to see women rise. But we don’t want to see women rise only on the basis of others doing worse.”
On International Women’s Day.
What I love most about Scott no friends’ latest idiot utterance is that Labor don’t really need to do anything during this election campaign. Scott has placed his feet in concrete boots and the LNP ship is sinking faster than the rats can run. And it’s all his own doing.
As a rugby league man, Scotty the super fit sporty PM may not understand the concept, so here is the dictionary definition of ‘own goal’:
1. a goal scored when a player inadvertently strikes the ball into their own team’s goal.
an act that unintentionally harms one’s own interests.
Ex liberal MP Julia Banks told a gathering at a separate IWD event that Morrison’s leadership style was akin to “Mad Men crossed with House of Cards.”
Just when the Australian people thought that Tone deaf Abbott defending a paedophile was beyond, along comes good old boy Scotty to make sure they’ll be in opposition for a long time. As we say in the land of Oz, “hold my beer.”
Now that you’ve stopped the votes, where the bloody hell are you retiring to Scotty? Time to book your place at the Hillsong happy clapper home for bewildered dinosaurs 🦖🦕
Well behaved women rarely make historyPosted: March 6, 2016 Filed under: FEMINISM | Tags: Aretha Franklin - Respect  (Original Version), burlesque, feisty women, feminism, feminist anthems, feminist consipracy, International Women's Day, Katherine Hepburn, Katherine Hepburn quotes, radical feminists Leave a comment
“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun,” said Katherine Hepburn.
This week I watched a pretty young gal take her clothes off on stage accompanied by a piece of ‘edgy’ music. She had great boobs and a tight little tush but since when did stripping, also called burlesque, become something to challenge society? It is not a subversive act to dress provocatively unless you have a brain and an opinion that matches your wardrobe. Call me old fashioned but I don’t believe that getting your tits out is an act of radical feminism, unless it’s coupled with the will to crush the patriarchy. We’re ravaging the environment in the name of money, women are dying from DV at the hands of their male partners and females still earn much less than their male counterparts; the male-power dominated world needs to change radically. I don’t see how a bit of T & A is going to change that. Please challenge me on this, I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Gurls germsPosted: March 8, 2015 Filed under: FEMINISM, Single Motherhood | Tags: Because I Am A Girl, brave and smart girls, funny and clever girls, girl gangs, girl power, International Women's Day, love not war, Queen Latifah - U.N.I.T.Y., single mother joy, single mothering daughters, smart funny fabulous girls Leave a comment
I’m a single mother of girly girls so I’m fluent in lipstick, Bratz dolls and emotional meltdowns. I don’t speak a word of Transformers, Thomas the tank engine or Minecraft, my gals are not interested. Girl children like to talk a lot, every thought has to be workshopped, discussed and dissected. It’s emotionally exhausting but I don’t think I could have been a mother to boy children. Too many trains and trucks and cars and not enough cross dressing and emotional awareness. I love my gurl kids even though they wear me out. My job makes me grateful to have well children whether they are pink or blue or rainbow, but I do believe that if more girls were in positions of power we would have less conflict in the world, less war, less militaristic decision making. So boys, you’ve had your turn, there’s a few of us gals who are tired of the world turning into an angry hate-filled space; one day our girls are going to take over and change the dominant paradigm forever.
I am woman, hear me roarPosted: March 8, 2013 Filed under: FEMINISM | Tags: feminism, I am Malala, International Women's Day, Lesley Gore, Malala, March 8, You Don't Own Me 1 Comment
Today is International Women’s Day. Today we celebrate women like brave, bold Malala, the 15 year old Pakistani schoolgirl who took on the Taliban to ensure that all girls in her country have the right to an education. She is the youngest nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize in history and the same age as my eldest daughter. One day my daughters won’t need a day reserved for them because women will have equal rights all over the world.
International Women’s DayPosted: March 8, 2012 Filed under: Self improvement, SONGS, Theme Songs, Thought For the Day | Tags: 70s fashion, feminism, Helen Reddy, International Women's Day, Lillian Roxon Leave a comment
When I was a young child this song was my introduction to feminism. I love the lyrics, apparently inspired by the Australian journalist Lillian Roxon (the mother of rock). Check out the stylin’ 70s fashion the ladies in the video are wearing. Thank you Helen Reddy.
Sister suffragettesPosted: March 7, 2012 Filed under: Self improvement, Thought For the Day | Tags: International Women's Day, Mary Poppins, reproductive rights, right to vote, Sister suffragettes, Sisterhood, women's rights Leave a comment
On the eve of International Womens’ Day I’d like to give thanks to all the women who have fought so hard for our reproductive and voting rights. Well done sisters, together we can change the world.