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Proverbially, There Is Fire!

A naughty biography of Tony Abbott’s Life

or is it

A biography of Tony Abbott’s Naughty Life?

Tony Abbott has never come under close, critical scrutiny. Murdoch puff pieces are not a suitable basis for knowing the truth about a person.

There have been many reports of his actions and alleged actions over the past four decades. Each one, individually, has received a contemptuous flick from the now Prime Minister and his supporter. Perhaps it is time to look at them in totality. After all, Tony Abbott says it is “perfectly reasonable” for the media to probe a politician’s past to assess their fitness for office. [1] We all know how to treat Tony Abbott’s public comments on any subject because he told us.

Remember this when you hear his statements on these matters.

What follows is not encyclopaedic
and so
I shall make additions as…

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the friday hat

November 25 marks both the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and White Ribbon Day. It is a day for men all around the world to take a stand and pledge to do all they can to end violence against women. I took the pledge last year and felt pretty good about myself however I didn’t appreciate just how significant a problem this is. I didn’t consider Australia to be a country where “real violence” occurred all that often however it seems I was sadly mistaken.

White Ribbon Day

This was especially driven home as I watched the terrible footage of that poor French woman in Melbourne copping the torrent of racist and violent abuse this week. What is perhaps the scariest thing about this is that there were a number of young men encouraging the abuse and seemingly intent on taking it further and further. Now I am sure…

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Meanwhile, in the rest of the world…

World Toilet Day, Dignity.

You think I just don't understand, but I don't believe you.

Today is World Toilet Day and pictured above is Lines Napolo from Malawi. She told WaterAid that she has to use a toilet outside where sometimes men stare at her.

If you believe that no woman should have to face the Male Gaze while engaged in bodily functions, please share her photo and donate a Facebook status message and a tweet on Twitter here.

“1 in 3 women worldwide risk shame, disease, harassment and even attack because they have nowhere safe to go to the toilet. Sanitation would make 1.25 billion women’s lives safer and healthier.”

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