I enjoy your presentation style immensely emma and am a regular viewer. You come from a great space and i always hope those 'above' you don't influence what you can ask/present too much. ABC has become more like the MSM lately, I do hope Aunty swings to Point Of Difference and looks into issues and angles more deeply than it has recently. - Doc
Hello Carol, thank you for the article.
Reasons for going with the status quo can be multi-factorial and not invariably related to internalised homophobia.
I will bother to make the correction sometimes when:
1. I want to blow someone's assumptions up, or shock them. This is usually pure devilment on my part. I only get a certain number of conversational bombshell opportunities per day. If I encounter that chemist assistant later in the day when I have already exploded a few bombs...well, the urge is not as strong.
2. if there is a personal payoff or point to my enlightening them eg., in a chemist if the dose sizes or something was different for females or male patients, so it is medically relevant. Similarly if I was eg making my will or answering health workers about who my next of kin was. Sometimes when I state the true situation for "official" reasons, I still may not want to, so my personal motivation may appear pure externally but internally its a non-choice.
3. purely as a political statement. It still happens, despite my age and decrepitude. You only have a limited number of times to meet Rev Fred Nile in the street, press your lips towards his outstretched hand while wearing a black Merry Widow, fishnets and not much else!
4. Sometimes it can be about me being the aggressor. This is not fun or devilment, but me deliberately wanting to rub someone's nose in it. I want to make them squirm or feel uncomfortable. I would rarely feel that way towards the chemist assistant unless they had done something to severely tick me off. I know we are supposed to be all wear homosexual halos these days, but hey, there are even gay serial killers you know. We can't all be the funny sweet fat ones!
The truth for me is many times when I don't correct the assumption, it is because I don't care enough about the person to bother. That is definitely not about internalised homophobia, but possibly - eek - a touch of its opposite. I actually can't be bothered spending my precious time or energy on them by being a real life lesbo lesson and opening myself and my life up to them. Ditto times two if there are no comic or shock horror or other payoffs for me.
So - in a strange way - I usually have to care [even a bit] about the person to bother investing in the "actually my husband's name is Tiffany" conversation. Post lesbian activist syndrome? Just being an selfish shit? Shit stirrer? All of the above and more. - Coco
I bought Girl Stuff a few years ago for my granddaughters. They (and their Mum - my daughter) really enjoyed it, and found it to be very helpful. - Jenny
Carole I am not suggesting any such thing. I am suggesting that women are strong enough to stand up for themselves and therefore should step out from behind the pink curtain of organised groups who do the collective talking. I fail to see what is wrong with advocating for the individual instead of the collective. - sue elliott
How come there is a lot of that Latin about when someone dies? Vale (or is that Wally?!!) Hazel. R.I.P with a good send off. - ro.watson
The Rudd Haters are just as divisive for the success of Labor being re elected to office as are people like John Jay.
For gosh sakes! I prefer a mind changer to a voter full of hatred for a particular member. If you had been following Rudds' writings, what he does in his own electorate et al this would not come as such a 'shock' to your divisive sensibilities.
Enough of the hatred and lets come together to defeat the un palatable Abbott!!!
Thank goodness politicians can change their minds when it comes to matters of Equality and Fairness.
Now let's get this election sorted and stop the hate-speak. You ain't helping!!!! - Annie Also
A huge part of the problem is that most conservatives regard the telling of the Truth as being the same as being a leftie greenie.
Hence any reporting which does not conform to their worldview, however truthful or scientifically proven, is deemed left, extreme, green, socialist and crap ( Abbott's famous declaration about climate science)....all loaded terms in their twisted lexicon. - Geoffrey
There are some things I said no to as a young lawyer because of my bias and prejudice and I still think I was right to do that, notwithstanding the hired gunslinger approach of some members of my former profession. So I really hope you are right Emma~ that most journalists seek the truth(too). - ro.watson
Hazel was a beautiful Lady in every sense of the word Australia is poorer for loosing her R I P you above deserve it - Sarah
I have lost patience today. Balance has always been a pile of crap when the evidence is overwhelming. - ro.watson