Just for once I would like Gee to say what it is about Emily's List that she/he finds so offensive. Emily stands for early money is like yeast, it means that support and money are given to women at the start of their political careers to help them win preselection and to win relatively unwinable seats. Men entering in to politics usually have both large amounts of money and mentoring behind them. We see this clearly in local council elections where inevitably, large bill boards are erected by real estate agents and male orientated business organisations to support male candidates while
women usually have no money and rely on friends to hand out leaflets.
Women who are supported by Emily's List are supporters of feminism, those that I have met are hard working, intelligent and thoughtful and have a common ideology about the rights of women. So Gee what the hell is wrong with women supporting women when the system of preselection and electioneering is so biased against them. No rhetoric please just a straight answer for your obvious hatred, is it the support for abortion rights that you hate so much or is it just women playing a role in all aspects of society. - sue Bell
35470 Aussies have already signed this petition:
https://www.change.org/petitions/please-ban-gambling-advertising-and-live-odds-during-sport-broadcasts-enough - lulu
With all due respect Philip, what are you on about? Separate legislatures for women and men? How would separate sex legislatures enable equality? And what then for those who do not identify as single sex creatures? - Sandy
Unfortunately we are judged by our appearance. I agree with some of the comments, get a lot older and see how you feel about botox.
I had botox last week and it is just starting to take effect. My brows are raising and there is not as much eyelid loose skin. I'm loving it!! I have spent thousands and thousands of dollars on creams and potions over the years and the only thing that really works is retinol on script. Mix with Philosophy's vit C powder for more boost.
Also I have gone back to oils. Sweet almond oil and a baby wipe removes all make up and replenishes your skin. And it is not the wrinkles that make your skin look old, it's the pigmentation and skin discolouration. - Pauline W
Let's remember that the majority of people whether they are Muslim, Christian or any other religion are good law abiding citizens, these men are part of a minority and they will be dealt with by the legal system accordingly. - Lisa
Agree Mrs Woog. I have always been a face washer and soap girl with slatherings of moisturisers, mostly supermarket brands. Any thoughts of going under the knife has all been cured by a partial mastectomy last month, and now going bald with chemo my 57 year old face is very exposed to my scrutiny everyday. Following the initial shock of seeing myself so exposed, wrinkles, sun spots etc after i shaved my head, so as not to leave a trail of hair wherever i went, I decided to love it and wear it. I am still me. Chemo, lopsided boobs, Botox, and boob jobs won't change that. I don't wear wigs, put my red lippy and big earrings on everyday and thank the goddesses that I live in this country, with a happy healthy loving family and a good health system! - Toni
The inclusion of women on the basis women are the same as men, the competitive, merit based approach utilised over the past century to enable women to achieve the same skill levels as men, is, at the same time, the contemporary source of disrespect for women. If women were the same as men they would never have been discriminated against for being women in the first place, but because they were, the gap in skill levels has had to be overcome in the transition to equality. Respect is engendered with inclusion on the basis of difference, the diversity approach, currently emerging, which concludes the transition. If women were included equitably in Australia’s parliaments on the basis of difference, each parliament would have a women’s legislature operating in tandem with a men’s legislature, presided over by a council of governors or governors-general comprising an equal number of women and men. Australia is at the forefront of the transition from competition to diversity, a process which should culminate with a referendum on the provision of a women’s legislature in the Federal parliament with the question: “Do you agree to amend the Constitution to enable equal rights between women and men?”. - philip
Meanwhile, I like that old feminist motto "Question Authority" - ro.watson
Yip, equality. Yip, inclusion. Yip, respect for any effort and example and yip, respect for being there when you have a capacity to say what this is and is not like, and was and was not like, for those coming after you. - ro.watson
Gracie 123 totally agree I don't mind having a flutter on the Melbourne Cup in the form of a Sweep ,but this gambling on everything is abhorrent the Waterhouse's and the like sicken me.They get their wealth on the weakness of others.px be on them and theirs - Sarah