Monday, 10 February 2014

Eminem's Mysogynist Rants

US rapper Eminem has made a career out of causing outrage.  This is often no more than entertainment. You have to have something different to sell in his area or no-one takes any notice. However, entertainment or not the costant denigration of women, the violent rapes and murders he details in his rap songs make this world a more dangerous place for women generally.  His vicious abuse of his ex wife Kim is pure self indulgence and should not be encouraged. 
Australian Immigration Fact Sheet 78 on Controversial Visa Applications refers to  "people whose presence in Australia may, because of their activities, reputation, known record or the cause they represent and propagate, vilify or incite discord in the Australian community or a segment of that community, or represent a danger to the Australian community or a segment of that community."
It is interesting that Eminem's hatred of women is not seen as making him ineligible for a visa. Clearly women's upset and concern at having hatred directed at them and other men being encouraged to be violent against women does not constitute a danger to the Australian community.  Does this mean that community is only defined in terms of men in Australia?

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