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laura__palmer February 25, 2024

A hardline needs to be taken with stalking, it's not only a pre-cursor to murder, it is damaging to a person's life even if they aren't physically harmed. As soon as an AVO is breached, a stalker should be given a hefty custodial sentence. I'm not sure why people are just allowed to continue campaigns of fear against others, but it's time it was stopped. 

laura__palmer February 23, 2024

@kate m agree, moving isn’t easy, but if she has the means, she should. Because it’s easier than living with all this 

laura__palmer February 22, 2024

I hate stuff like this. It's not a solution and it makes it out like if someone cannot secure a property to rent, they are the ones doing something wrong. 

laura__palmer February 22, 2024

It's so often that children are treated like this because their parents are religious. Religious texts often instruct parents to hit their children, making it seem like they have a god-given right to abuse their children, which is just another reason why ancient Abrahamic religions have no place in modern society.  

laura__palmer February 22, 2024

Scheduled sex is a huge red flag. It puts pressure on your partner to have sex with you when they may not be in the mood. I find it a little sexual assault-y, to be honest. 

laura__palmer February 20, 2024

@suz I just finished Nemesis on the ABC and I am completely over people not getting behind this change of government. And that doco didn't even go into the constant dodgy dealings and corruption that went on over the 10 or so years that the coalition held onto power. And now they have Dutton who just plays a populist game, with no real policies, he just makes a sound bite when he thinks something is "woke", which is all people who vote for the Nat/Libs seem to consider. Albo and Labor have made some mistakes, but it's just nothing on what we had going on. 

laura__palmer February 19, 2024

Men need to do better. In all this sexist, bigoted, self centred nonsense is just fear and ignorance. This doesn’t make the world a better place, it actively makes it worse for anyone who isn’t a heterosexual male and it’s just so boring and tiresome. Any man subscribing to this is more than likely a pretty insufferable person to be around. 

laura__palmer February 19, 2024

@rush I went and saw Robbie Williams last year, one of my faves from when I was young. Seeing him come out and singing along with him to my favourite songs really gave me a thrill. I cried like a teenager! 

laura__palmer February 18, 2024

@gu3st I blocked this fellow a while ago because his whole schtick is trolling this website to be a contrarian to exhaustion. He adds nothing to a discussion other than negativity. 

laura__palmer February 18, 2024

@rush the final Harry Potter book was a big one! I lined up from very early in the morning to get my copy!

laura__palmer February 18, 2024

@ashleybell76 let people enjoy things. I am so sick of seeing a clearly talented woman who writes her own music and can play instruments bagged out constantly by people who don't seem to understand that musical taste is subjective and gatekeep what constitutes good lyrics or good music. And for one person to bring hundreds of thousands of people together like that, in such a positive environment is just amazing. 
By the way, the song you are referring to is one where she makes fun of herself and the media's obsession with who she dates. And nearly half her fans are over 45 years old, as reported by the ABC a few days ago. So perhaps you should just stay in your lane. 

laura__palmer February 18, 2024

@suz Exactly. I am just speechless when it comes to people who say Albo has "constant failures" when the last Coalition government was, without a doubt, the most corrupt government we've ever had and ScoMo was one of the worst PMs we have ever had. 

laura__palmer February 17, 2024

This is all very awesome. I hope all the Swifties are having a blast seeing this absolute superstar

laura__palmer February 15, 2024

@laurenella yeah, aggression like that is toolish. I would be very unimpressed if that was my partner. 

laura__palmer February 15, 2024

@ican'tthinkofone I wish the bar was lower for men to be locked up when it comes to making threats and stalking. If it was the case that it was a minimum 5 year sentence for breaching an AVO, I wonder how many women would be saved. 

laura__palmer February 12, 2024

@chrissyinthemiddle I am advocating for women to be able to wear what they like. How should it work? If the bits that are currently illegal to show are covered, then all good. Also, most people well away from the beach are not wearing g-strings out and about. Cafes and shopping centres near the beach are going to have people in them wearing bathing suits. That is just normal. 
Also, did you know that most public seats have some sort of vagina on them, so I'm not that worried about g-strings, really.
What do you really want to have happen here? Do you really think that women's clothing needs to be policed like this? Because banning this for the reasons that this man has brought up is just reductive and just ignites the same old arguments over who has the right to a woman's body. 

laura__palmer February 12, 2024

@gu3st But your whole first point is something that needs addressing if there is to be a meaningful conversation. Women should not have to cover up their chests because men find them attractive and if you look at the history of bathing in Australia, it was very offensive for men to show their chests, they actually had to fight to be allowed to go topless at the beach. Women's breasts are only sexualised because men have sexualised them, they are actually for feeding our offspring, as someone else here has noted, it doesn't seem to be a problem in Indigenous and Tribal communities. So maybe it's time for a culture shift in the west. 

laura__palmer February 11, 2024

@chrissyinthemiddle sure, but women’s clothing shouldn’t be policed, so your opinion on what someone else wears to the shop is moot point.

laura__palmer February 11, 2024

We are truly in decline as a species. 

laura__palmer February 11, 2024

@carolyn That's not a rule, though. It's your expectation, but it's not a rule and people  can wear what they like to the shop.