This is not fine but it's the land of Bruce and Sheila, Wake in Fright, It's the Pride of Ultra Conservative Australia, the No-Snag Zone of Andrew Bolt, Tim Blair, Tony Abbott, Quadrant, The Spectator, the PLF and Reclaim Australia. Where slut-shaming is so common it goes unnoticed. The place where women bang like a dunny door in a storm are raped at the club and don't report it. It's Australia. It's what Andrew Bolt refers to as an embarrassment when not treated as a joke. MSM Our Media are posturing and feigning shock and surprise claiming Barney is really an exception. Of course, he is he's an NZ'er. Jacinta Adern told us NZer's who have never lived in NZ are Australians mate. (Old Dog)
A truth the posturing outrage of Andrew Bolt will have dissolved to silence by tomorrow it lasted for an exceptional second in the hope we go backwards.
POLITICS DEPRAVED: JOYCE MAKES SPECTACLE OF SON
First, embarrass wife by leaving her. Next, embarrass new partner by exposing her.What a reference to the poor baby: Andrew Bolt
Andrew Bolt tries to convince us Joyce's behaviour is exceptional and depraved when in fact it's the Aussie norm. He refers to it as "embarrassment" hardly indicative of what women actually face daily in our misogynistic culture. Bolt actively and publicly attacked Miranda Devine and lost. He's never forgiven the woman and tries to "embarrass" her whenever possible.
How many women have been forced to have DNA tests when declaring they fell pregnant to a man? Tony Abbott did. How many have been left with only the option of abortion or "Slut- Shaming". It's not as exceptional as Bolt makes out, in fact, Bolt's has practised it himself ask Anne Summers and Bolt's response to her article. When his ex-fiancee commented on their relationship Bolt lied through his back teeth an made every effort to shame her claiming he was never engaged. When threatened with a lawsuit he apologised and withdrew his lies saying he was just "protecting" his wife who it seems he'd lied to as well "shaming" her to boot.
Just how many women have remained silent after being raped because they feared being "Slut Shamed" by bringing charges? Shamed in the police investigation and in our courts. That's why "Slut Shaming is the Australian norm and Bolt attempts to say otherwise it's just an embarrassment. Joyce is the Australian norm and Bolt is hiding the fact (Old Dog)
Australia has slipped on the International Corruption ScaleRevolving door or golden escalator?
Much has been made in recent weeks of the provisions contained in the federal parliamentary code of conduct. Among other things, the code bans former ministers from lobbying the federal government for 18 months after leaving office. But given the fact that no current or former minister has been deemed to be non-compliant (including Robb), one could be forgiven for concluding that the code is simply a cover for business as usual.