Tag Archives: Paternalism

Homeland

Abbott pronounces
Aboriginal homelands
Are a lifestyle choice
And all services will be closed
Acquirement of land title pivotal
 
Abbott bludgeons
Aboriginal voices,protest
All too easily swept aside
Aboriginal representation
As history repeats has no place
 
Abbott fortifies
Australia remains terra nullius
A white multicultural homeland
And an approximation of democracy

Luvbeingadyke
 

Feminist Tony (senryu)

Tony

 

Male feminist
Tony understands women
he’s three of his own

        Luvbeingadyke

 

“…During the International Women’s Day Breakfast in Canberra yesterday, Tony Abbott claimed that his wife and three daughters have helped him become a feminist…. … In reality, all he has done is show that he supports binary gender roles and reflect bias towards white middle class working women in his policies. While the Coalition paid parental leave scheme may be good for Australian women who want to take time off work to have children, it does nothing for career orientated women who may experience set backs in their jobs if they take six months of the year off. On the contrary, Abbott’s policy encourages professional women to stay at home to look after new born children while their male colleagues increase their job prospects. Not to mention the role the policy plays in reinforcing inequality between high and low socioeconomic groups of women.”  Read the whole article Lip Mag

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