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We Are NOT Prey

March 5, 2021 - 09:27 -- Admin

By Dee   Years ago, in the office of a counsellor I disclosed about being sexually assaulted. Opening up to the woman on the other side of the room involved more than one instance of sexual assault. My story with the counsellor started with an event that my friends all told me was not rape, but…

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Biden, Afghanistan and Forever Wars

March 4, 2021 - 20:36 -- Admin

The papers are full of suggestions on what US President Joe Biden should do about his country’s seemingly perennial involvement in Afghanistan. None are particularly useful, in that they ignore the central premise that a nation-state long mauled, molested and savaged should finally be left alone. Nonsense, say the media and political cognoscenti. The Guardian…

The week that will never go away

March 4, 2021 - 12:00 -- Admin

Note: The bulk of this piece was written before the announcement that the Cabinet Minister accused of the rape of a young girl would out himself.  1 The problem with Insiders is that it is so dammed inconclusive. What do I mean? Well, in its allotted hour, it discusses a lot but concludes little. Take last…

Wednesday was a weird day

March 3, 2021 - 21:23 -- Admin

Angus Houston isn’t a bad man.  The vast majority of Australian men aren’t ‘bad’ men.  But they still seem to think it is a woman’s fault if she gets raped. Don’t be out after midnight.  Don’t drink.  Don’t be alone.  Don’t look attractive.  Or you risk becoming ‘prey’? Do men feel that way?  If a…

If a Bishop of the Brisbane Archdiocese drove me to the point of suicide in 2020 – did he and others conspire to commit a crime?

March 2, 2021 - 09:16 -- Admin

As a Survivor of childhood sexual abuse in a Catholic orphanage, I am the only person who can give myself agency. I am the only person who can stand up for myself and say that I have had enough of the treatment I have received from the Catholic Church. I make no allegation here, I…

The Presumption Of Innocence Is Reserved For Those With A Good Lawyer…

March 1, 2021 - 19:49 -- Admin

A couple of weeks ago I wrote that I found the phrase, “not a hanging offence” rather absurd for the simple reason that there are no hanging offences in Australia so that even if a government MP committed murder or rape, he could keep his job because, well, they’re not hanging offences. You can check…

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