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laura__palmer April 12, 2021

*in this case, a cowgirl 

laura__palmer April 12, 2021

Absolute cowboys. Why on earth would you even have a weapon drawn for a traffic stop like that?

laura__palmer April 8, 2021

@cat It's not abduction, though. It's not illegal to take your kid and keep them away from the other parent if no parenting orders are in place. 

laura__palmer April 8, 2021

@elishatraill This has been my experience, too. Someone I know was actually encouraged by their lawyer to keep the child after a visitation and not hand her back, as there were no orders in place. It was perfectly legal. 

laura__palmer April 8, 2021

@guest2 Labor got us through the GFC because of sound leadership from Kevin Rudd. He has been praised the world over by economists for his swift and decisive actions. 

laura__palmer April 8, 2021

"I'm not going to lie. It's almost unbearable trying to live up to the impossible beauty standards that the public have all set up for me," she said.

Khloe and the Kardashian/Jenner family have set up the impossible beauty standards that she feels she has to live up to.

laura__palmer April 8, 2021

"In other words, it is currently not illegal for an MP to sexually harass someone in the workplace."

Yes, the grubby boys club must protect each other at all costs. How utterly disgusting that it took this long and this event to facilitate some change. 

laura__palmer April 8, 2021

@cat it is a stone cold fact, yet some men will pretend until they are blue in the face that it doesn’t exist, because it doesn’t suit their sexist worldview. They might have to admit that women are not as well off as men in society if they admit the gender pay gap is real and they can’t be doing that.

laura__palmer April 7, 2021

@cat I watched this when it was on. It was so brave of him to say anything and he got a lot of backlash from viewers here when he did it

laura__palmer April 7, 2021

@km Agree, that show is downright irresponsible

laura__palmer April 6, 2021

@james b But what do you think about this Trump news?

laura__palmer March 31, 2021

@snorks As already pointed out, Cat has outlined above some actual measures he can take, rather than this tokenistic rubbish. Doesn't need a magic wand.
Basically, though, the man is obviously out of his depth and is unfit to lead the nation, considering this move. He's showing, time and time again, that he doesn't have what it takes to confront this issue properly. Because he won't do the things that need to be done and he clearly doesn't think before he speaks, given the gaffs he makes. 
Again, sit down and stop telling us we should be happy with these measly crumbs being offered. This will not make meaningful change. 

laura__palmer March 31, 2021

@snorks And, as I pointed out to you, that didn't need to happen at the rally, just publicly. Like in front of cameras, with media present. There is no need for the meeting to be in secret. We need accountability. 
You aren't pointing out facts, you are implying that the women should be grateful that he would offer a closed door meeting, which is unacceptable on his part, as women keep pointing out to you. Please sit down and listen, instead of telling. Thanks

laura__palmer March 30, 2021

@snorks And, as pointed out to you quite clearly, women don't want a meeting behind closed doors, we want accountability for what is said.
Like, you need to just stop telling women that they should just accept the measly crumbs that ScoMo is dishing up here. We aren't interested in being told by a man that we should be happy with that. 

laura__palmer March 30, 2021

@snorks Because it's tokenistic. That's why. And the women he has promoted are problematic. Cat outlines above what he could do that would make meaningful change.
There is a difference between making yourself the minister for women when you are a man and being the PM.  He is the PM for all Australians. A man making himself the minister for women is insulting, as is calling Payne the Prime Minister for Women.
He is a joke and he clearly has no idea what women need. 

laura__palmer March 29, 2021

This is all so disgusting.
"It wasn’t meant to be rude. I thought it was funny." No. It's not funny. It's foul and he should be charged with sexual assault. Only a terrible person does something like that. 

laura__palmer March 28, 2021

“I will not respect a man who has the time to shake hands of men who have won a football match but is ‘too busy’ to attend the March for Justice.”


Hell yes! Legend.

laura__palmer March 28, 2021

"Conservative commentators and religious figures have strongly condemned the video, screaming 'think of the children'. "
If the conservatives and religious folk just got over the fact that they share the world with LGBTIQ+ people and helped create a space for them to feel welcome, videos like this wouldn't have to be made in the first place. 
I think Lil Nas is thinking of the children, of the children like him who have to grow up in a world where many self-righteous, sad, petty people would like to see them not exist in the first place. 

laura__palmer March 25, 2021

He absolutely should be sacked. This is not any sort of conduct befitting of someone in a leadership position. 
As a government employee, if I behaved like this, I would lose my job.  I fail to see why politicians are any different. 

laura__palmer March 25, 2021

I don't know a woman who hasn't been assaulted, physically or sexually (most often both), by a man in some way

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