Sunday, 31 August 2014

Gender Equity: What Will It Take To Be The Best Report

Gender Equity: What Will It Take To Be The Best is a report commissioned by the Richmond Football Club as part as a three year affirmative action plan to improve the position of women.  The report found that there was widespread cynicism about the AFL's commitment to gender equity.  This has always been apparent in there response to sexual assault which is far less rigorous than there response to racism or homophobia.

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Religious Chaplains in State Schools

Given the current Royal Commission into institutional abuse and the number of religious institutions who have been involved in abusing children have then covered it up, moved offenders into other parts of Australia or overseas so they could continue their paedophilic activities, why would any Government think that religious chaplains in state schools are a benefit?

Monday, 11 August 2014

Fundamentalist Groups

It seems that all fundamentalist groups and regimes have one thing in common which is their wish to control women and use them for their own sexual gratification.  The Iraqi Government deciding 9 year olds were mature enough to marry, the Japanese Government refusing to recognise the women imprisoned and raped throughout World War II euphemistically called comfort women, the Nigerian Government leaving the hundreds of teenager abducted by Boko Haram to be raped and abused all have one thing in common a refusal to see women as human beings with rights.  Now we have another group, the fighters of the Islamic State, abducting 300 women as slaves.