A recent article from the SMH discussing political correctness and its effect on education from the perspective of Tony Abbot, Alan Jones, and author Kevin Donnelly left me absolutely flabbergasted. (yeah look, old-timey views call for old-timey words).
Recently we saw another two examples of what happens when a man decides to care about a woman’s right to her body. The woman suffers.
In today’s rant, I want to open the discussion one of the strongest themes there is online and the evangelical dedication shown towards it. I’ve termed these the “looking out for number one” phrases.
Many Australians have reached their boiling point with our Government and it’s not difficult to see why. In 11 years, we’ve had 7 Prime Ministers. With the latest one, Scott “ScoMo” Morrison, we’ve seen an absolute trainwreck of greed and selfishness, and a complete lack of interest in how the majority of Australians actually what the country to progress on key issues.
We all know that advertising has a bit of a gender problem. Any episode of Mad Men will show you the heavily male-dominated tradition of advertising and the struggles faced by women trying to succeed. However we like to think that advertising has changed – it’s 2018, things are changing, and we live in a world of meritocracy and equal opportunity. But while things may be slowly improving, some of the stats can be surprising. Especially when it comes to the creative field.
Recently, we witnessed another disturbing miscarriage of justice as another (white straight cis) male was punished for groping a woman at the Defqon.1 music festival. Mitchell James Willey, is a police constable with the NSW police force and decided to randomly attack a woman by grabbing her vagina. When she screamed “don’t touch me”, Willey allegedly laughed and kept walking until he was collected by another police officer.
Since the inception of social media, the promise of being able to share aspects of your life to anyone that was willing to see it has enslaved people at a pace that’s nothing short of phenomenal.