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cat February 28, 2021

@guest2 so basically the difference is that you like the Obamas but you don’t like Harry and Meghan. They’re both influential couples with no experience in media production. 

cat February 28, 2021

@mamamia-user-482898552 you can see that that’s all speculation, right? You can’t possibly know if people will be interested in them long term or if they even care. You also can’t possibly know what their long term plans are- you’re making huge assumptions based on nothing but your personal opinions about people you’ve never met. 


It’s similarly bizarre to keep asserting that they are doing something wrong via their foundation. Unless you have some actual evidence it’s literally just speculation bordering on slander. 

cat February 28, 2021

@schoolie8x I was literally there in the class with them for every other lesson at my co-Ed school. It’s not problematic, just a fact. I doubt anyone was running covert lunchtime classes about consent for the male students. 


And it’s problematic that I’ve discussed these issues with men? Okay. Next time I won’t bother. 

If you want to offer a constructive male perspective, go for it. It would be fantastic if men took the lead in solving the issue of male violence. 

cat February 28, 2021

The term ‘carnal knowledge’ makes my skin crawl. It implies they just trespassed somewhere they shouldn’t and doesn’t acknowledge that there’s a victim. Rape needs to be called rape. 


18 months is unbelievable. 

cat February 28, 2021

@gu3st agree, except anyone who can’t get it for medical reasons should also get a pass. Though I guess it’s problematic to implement it before everyone has had the chance to be vaccinated. 

cat February 27, 2021

Why is this even taking more than 24hrs to act on? He has to stand down, there’s no other option. To keep him in cabinet would confirm all the worst things  that the LNP has been accused of this week. At least Reynolds fired the rapist in her office! 

cat February 27, 2021

So an advertising agency created an ad they knew Facebook would ban so they could generate exposure by being outraged. 


Gotta give it to them, it’s worked.

cat February 27, 2021

@rush I think they actually tried that in the first year and it didn’t rate well. No one wants to see real heartbreak or vulnerability at 7.30 on a weekday. 

cat February 26, 2021

@chrissyinthemiddle invades his mother's privacy? How? Theres no footage of her, none of her personal effects or documents, not even her words. 

I think you missed his main point- its fictional. You cant invade someones privacy through fiction. 

You also cant 'invade the privacy' of the deceased, or we are going to have to scrap all biographical films and a whole lot of our written history. 

cat February 26, 2021

@mamamia-user-482898552  you can say 'factual' things about anyone that are still unkind and unfair. 

Are we judging people on what we think they 'expect' now? How exhausting. But if they did expect that it seems to have been very reasonable, considering they've already signed the deals. 

I don't understand why are you so intent on proving that if they weren't royal they wouldn't get the contracts they have. Of course they wouldn't. But they are royal, Harry always has been, and thats why Netflix and Spotify want to pay them. That doesn't make them bad people. Theres no arbitrary rule that if you stop being a working royal you have to refuse any opportunities that you wouldn't have gotten if you had never been royal, thats not how reality works. 

"It's kind of like resigning from a job but expecting to still be able to use the old business letterhead for gravitas and to have ongoing access to the black-book connections of your former employer."
Actually what they're doing is like when you resign from a job but you use all the experience you gained. It’s not like they’ve demanded that the Queen brokers a BBC deal for them or something. 

cat February 26, 2021

@guest2 so? I never said there weren’t benefits to being royal. The PR team covering your mistakes is just part of the deal. 

Using the Obamas is a weird choice, theyre less qualified in media than Meghan and Harry are. The only 'qualifications' to be a producer is that Netflix thinks you can sell the product. Thats the criteria both couples have met. If Netflix wants to give them a few hundred million dollars then its certainly within everyones rights. 

cat February 26, 2021

They don’t care about women, that’s the simple truth. It shouldn’t be a revelation, Julia told us, their policies told us, the make up of this government told us- now poor Brittany has told us. 

cat February 26, 2021

@laura__palmer not to mention what Dylan has to say. And what Ronan encountered from his own father while investigating Weinstein. 

cat February 25, 2021

@katp because, as you pointed out, some sectors of society are policed and scrutinised much more than others. Exactly like your smacking analogy, no one is knocking on middle class doors. 


Add to that the fact that sexual assault is wildly under-reported, and I wonder why anyone would consider our recorded statistics to be reliable in any way. 

cat February 25, 2021

@mamamia-user-482898552 most of us would look fairly unqualified if you removed the better art of our life experience from the resume. Harry has been a working royal for 20 years, that’s a pretty huge amount of experience. 

More importantly,  I dont think there’s ever a reason to demean people who haven’t done anything criminal or harmed you in any way on the basis of their career or education. Whatever you consider their transgressions to be, they haven’t done anything to justify that vitriol. 

cat February 25, 2021

@guest2 that’s entirely a matter of opinion. 

cat February 25, 2021

@mamamia-user-482898552 I think they know where he is. 

cat February 25, 2021

The Woody apologists are out in full force, it seems. 

cat February 25, 2021

I guess the simplest explanation is usually the right one- it makes a lot more sense that she went over the cliff than an elaborate escape plan. I hope there is a good support system in the family for her son. 

cat February 25, 2021

@schoolie8x um okay. Should we get the kids to act out a rape then for a more hands-on learning experience? I’d say that hearing first hand experiences is a pretty great learning technique- I certainly don’t remember any maths lessons the way I remember that class. 


I don’t know what that one class of boys were taught in that hour. I know what they were taught in every other class and in the last 15 years of dating and being friends with men I’ve got a pretty good idea how they think abc what they’ve been taught. None of the men I know that understand consent learned it in our school system, they’ve had to learn it since. Many have been horrified at how they treated women in the past because of their lack of education. 

No one has proposed teaching feminism, not sure why you’re bringing that into it. We are all talking about teaching all students how to have safe, consensual, enjoyable sexual experiences. 

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