I am disappointed that the way women are treated in Australian politics, appears to be regressing. Last week, the Prime Minister interrupted our female Families Minister, when journalists directly asked HER, for HER view, on the sexist culture in Parliament. He interjected and directed debate in the way that would divert attention and benefit him before allowing her to answer the media’s question.
After being interuppted by the PM, this is what the families Minister Anne Ruston finally said when she got to be heard.
“Well, I can only reflect on my own experience since I’ve been in this place since 2012, and I have to say I have always felt wholly supported while I’ve been here,” she said.Anne Ruston
Is her skirt on fire?
In 2019, he gagged a female Minister, (by his own admission), for tactical reasons and kept her out of the limelight for the duration of the election campaign. She was out of favour. It was best for her not to say too much, or anything really.
Is our leader a misogynistic politician, or a master manipulator and campaign Bull terrier? You tell me.
It seems that when female politicans on one side of politics do get to speak, they know not to say too much. A sideways look from their fearless leader is enough for them to watch their words around the Prime Minister. This is the Prime Minister’s domain. He diverts attention. A sympathetic media does not always highlight his retrograde attititude.
However, the misogynist attitude hasn’t entirely escaped notice. Satirists at the ABC televised this somewhat humourous segment, which could be closer to the truth than any of us would like to believe.
Ex Independent politician Tony Windsor had the following tweet:
Another example of how power works against women….
17 yr old harrassed by [former Deputy P.M] Joyce in Canberra pub in ladies Toilet
> Mother is [Prime Minister] Scomo’s LNP blind follower
> Complaint is shut down by Georgie Somerset – Quid pro quo
> Somerset is promoted to ABC TV Board.
> Julie Bishop’s (former Deputy LNP PM)’s brother hi flyer in Clayton Utz [a law firm] > 17 year old Girl now works @ Cl Utz.
> All quiet.
There is a history of Inaction by senior staff and politicians from Tony Windsor:
Abbott (as P.M.) knew …did nothing
Credlin (as female assistant to P.M.) knew ….did nothing
Turnbull (as P.M.) knew …did nothing
Emails exist Morrison (current P.M.) knew ….done nothing
Georgie Somerset knew….got promoted as voice of Australian rural women. ..and the [culture] caravan moves on.Tony Windsor – Twitter
And now the Four Corners TV program has alleged the Attorney General has been making unwanted advances to female staffers.
A Four Corners investigation reveals concerns about Christian Porter’s attitude towards women, dating back decades. His alleged behaviour includes making unwanted advances to women while in federal office. Mr Porter released a statement denying the claims made against him.Four Corners
It may NOT even be investigated.
That seems to be a sh*tload of powerful people and politicians, not coming forward to speak out. No doubt there is more of this, on both sides of Australian politics. N.B. Cyranny.