Saturday, 26 November 2016

Turkish "rape amnesty" law

Turkey is considering a law that allows men who marry under age girls in a religious ceremony, with the consent of their family, to avoid statutory rape charges.  Instead of tackling the issue of forced under age marriage the Government is thinking about legitimising under age marriage by allowing the sentence passed on a man involved in such a situation to be postponed indefinitely.  Either Turkey is serious about wanting to be more a part of the Economic Union or it is not.  To allow people to marry their young daughters off to old men for whatever reason is not a policy of a progressive nation.

Friday, 18 November 2016

Wicked Slogans

Queensland introduced legislation this month cracking down on inappropriate advertising which will affect Wicked camper vans.  In Queensland they will no longer be able to have slogans that are misogynist and offensive under threat of having their vehicles de-registered.  Victoria is thinking of doing the same thing. It is a move that has taken a long time.  Given the demeaning nature of some of the slogans on Wicked camper vans this will be a great step in the right direction.