False accusations of rape are something that the Feministas will insist are so rare as to be of no consequence but as I have explored at this blog previously it is a serious matter and something that can not be ignored for ideological reasons. Now it turns out that a supposedly nasty rape reported in Sydney was in fact entirely fictitious and that only after an exhaustive and expensive investigation by the police has the claim been exposed as a total fabrication:
The only upside here is that no poor sod has been dragged in to be interrogated and accused of a crime that he did not commit, however the amount of time and resources that have been expended by the police would have been quite considerable, not to mention the fear an loathing felt by women in western Sydney at the thought of a gang of men out there targeting lone women at night should not be under estimated…
So what sort of consequences should this stupid, stupid girl face for her fabricated claims?
A bill for the cost of the wasted police time perhaps?
A community corrections order?
A stint in one of Her Majesty’s fine hotels?
Being named and shamed?
Sadly I tend to think that she will get off Scott free and still considered a “victim” rather than as a perp
Tis the way of the world Comrades
If ever there was a staple in the topical diet of politics tragics it would have to be the ever present reporting of. To may mind they are rather like the of our political diet, bland and ubiquitous but still rather filing and nourishing. So of course we all pour over each iteration of this stalwart of our . If the poll shows “our” team performing well then we tend to think that it must be right on the money and if it shows our team in the poo we tend to find reasons to dismiss its results, for instance my friends from the left love to claim that because phone polling is only done to numbers then it is naturally biased towards the older demographic who are not totally devoted to like the younger brethren, this of course (according to their argument) means that such polling “naturally” has a “conservative” bias. When things get truly desperate for your team you can always fall back on the tried and true “the only poll that matters is the one on election day” side step of the issue but I doubt that anyone really every buys that line.
Apart from a very brief Indian summer late last year Gillard and her administration have been consistently in disfavour with the voting public and the only raisin in the porridge has been a very slim hope that the personal unpopularity of Tony Abbott may just save them, especially when it comes to his perceived problems over the so called “women’s issues” things like abortion and women in the workforce were the one thing that have been sugaring the Labor tragic’s oats and sadly now they are discovering that the sweetness they though was nourishing sugar was in fact saccharine.
As Julie Andrews reminds us a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down however when the medicine is this bitter there is no spoon on the planet big enough to sweeten the brew that Labor and its true believers will be supping on up to and beyond the election on September 14.
- Voters in the mood to punish early call (dailytelegraph.com.au)
- How Julia Gillard is going to be a sure-fire winner* (iainhall.wordpress.com)
- Women support Abbott amid concerns: poll (news.com.au)
- Tony’s women: female voters choose Abbott (dailytelegraph.com.au)
- Rudd ‘will be PM again’ (smh.com.au)
- Marginal poll delivers bad news for Labor (abc.net.au)
- Senate passes bill targeting ‘push polling’ (ksl.com)
- Gillard can’t escape her ghosts – Rudd is too visible | The Australian (rajcairnsreport.wordpress.com)
Having children is probably the easiest when human beings are first capable of conceiving, however that also tends to coincide with a time when the ambitious are focused upon their careers. Personally I find it no real surprise that in our society there is a a large cohort of women who find themselves in the unenviable position of seeking to conceive when they are well past the peak of their fertility, its just the legacy of feminist ideology that has told our women and girls that their careers are more important than having children.
Interestingly there are two stories in today’s media offerings from Murdoch and Fairfax respectively that made me think about this matter today.
Firstly there is the story about the way that Tony Abbott supported Christopher Pyne and his wife through their battle to conceive their children through IVF:
Secondly there is the piece in Fairfax which is a great example of that which so many of my friends from the left constantly complain about when they see stories which begin with “the leader of the opposition says” but on this occasion its a case of “a government minister says”
The Labor party of course hate the idea that Tony Abbott could possibly be anything other than a absolute and abject slave to his Catholic faith, the idea that he could be a man who applies personal discretion to the way that he considers the teachings of the church on matters like IVF is something that the government wants to hide from the people. It serves the purposes of this desperate government far better that Abbott can be portrayed as an unthinking peon of Rome rather than a modern man who makes his own choices on issues of fertility and sexual morality.
The ALP feminista girls club does not do so well once its myths and legends are exposed to the cold hard light of truth but who is surprised? They are fighting a desperate rear guard defence of a party that not only faces defeat but near obliteration at the next federal election so clearly they are trying their darnedest to ensure that they make truth the first casualty of the battle to retain the Lodge but the truth is not as easy to kill as they had hoped.
- Abbott has long-held views on IVF, says Australian Attorney-General Roxon (craighill.net)
- Abbott will be judged on abortion, IVF (news.com.au)
- TurnLeft agrees ‘Abbott progressive on women’s issues’: here is proof (turnleft2013.wordpress.com)
- Feminist fertility blogs? (bluemilk.wordpress.com)
- Female foeticide, gender equality to be part of school curriculum (thehindu.com)
While many conservatives hate any political party to the left of Genghis Kahn I actually have a fair bit of time for the ALP and those who support it, I do appreciate that most many of its ideals have some merit even though it has lost my vote over a number of stupid things adopted into its platform. The main reason I abandoned it was more to do with managerial incompetence in office both at the state and federal level. There has been a sad decline in Labor’s fortunes under Gillard which shows no sign of abating as the party moves zombie like towards the next election there is one bright spot on the eastern horizon and that is the even more severe decline in the fortunes of the Australian Greens. If there is one thing that must gladden the hearts of most Aussies it’s seeing the cold hammer of reality hitting that loopy bunch of ideologues as their fortunes continue to decline.
Thus I found Lenore Taylor’s piece about the changes to the Greens policy platform such a hoot mainly because what she reports is not a substantive change of heart from the Greens as much as it is a cynical marketing exercise where they have sought to conceal their true agenda behind euphemism and understatement.
THE Greens have announced a party platform portraying many of their core beliefs as ”aims and principles” rather than explicit policies, presenting a smaller target to critics in a federal election year.
After a year in which senior Labor figures have labelled the Greens as ”loopy” and extremists who threaten democracy, the new platform does not resile from the party’s basic beliefs, but it contains fewer firm policy measures, in keeping with the manifestos of the major parties.
It removes one of critics’ favourite lines of attack, no longer specifying that the Greens support death duties.
The platform gives the Greens’ federal MPs – currently nine senators and one member of the House of Representatives – flexibility in negotiating legislation when holding the balance of power. But it will also make it harder for opponents to attack or ridicule the party over specific policies.
For example, the new platform no longer specifies that the Greens want to abolish the 30 per cent private health insurance rebate, but rather talks about ”redirecting funding from subsidising private health insurance towards direct public provision”.
And it no longer calls for a freeze on Commonwealth funding for private schools, stating instead that funding should be based on school need and that money not provided to the wealthiest private schools under the model should instead be given to the public sector.
The new platform was agreed at the party’s November national conference and has now been approved by all its state branches.
The document still makes it clear that the Greens want to increase the marginal tax rate for people earning more than $1 million, but no longer specifies that it should be raised to 50 per cent. It advocates increasing the mining tax and applying it to more commodities, but no longer proposes a rise in the company tax rate to 33 per cent.
The platform says the Greens want tax reform that improves housing affordability by no longer rewarding speculation, but it does not specifically call for an end to the concessional arrangements for capital gains tax. It no longer specifies that the Greens support death duties or an ”estate tax”.
Frankly I find this as bizarre and desperate as another Green of my online acquaintance who having been outed and forced to delete his blog then decided to try and claim that he was anonymous … As the old adage says, a leopard can’t change its spots and this attempt by the Greens to hide their pustular lesions with weasel words and euphemisms is not likely to be successful because the voting public are not stupid enough to be fooled by this political myth making.
Transcript WITH REFERENCES now available at http://www.avoiceformen.com/mens-rights/refuting-40-years-of-lies-about-viole… – Exclusive interview with Domestic Violence & women’s shelter/women’s refuge pioneer Erin Pizzey. *Update* Extensive references have been added to the transcript, click the link to AVoiceForMen or my site here: http://deanesmay.com/2012/12/19/refuting-40-years-of-lies-about-violence/
Some really thought provoking stuff here