A timely reminder

Written By: - Date published: 8:19 am, August 6th, 2016 - 12 comments
Categories: john key, national, Parliament, patriarchy, sexism - Tags: , , ,


12 comments on “A timely reminder”

  1. ropata 1

    Reminder of what? Please elaborate…

  2. art 2

    Sexism / the different forms that “boys clubs” take in NZ?

  3. Rosemary McDonald 3

    I remember, and another proud day for New Zealand. /semi sarc

    Not the Speaker acting like an idiot…but MPs refusing to sit there and take it.

    Making a stand for what is right, and against what is wrong.

    It’s kinda what NZ used to be like before the moral wheels fell off.

    And kinda appropriate, that again we make the news on the other side of the world for all the wrong reasons….

    • Leftie 3.1

      I remember too. +1 Rosemary

    • Mrs Brillo 3.2

      And I remember, too.
      Those women were honest, and brave. They deserved better treatment than the Key slur and the Carter stifle.
      All women do.

    • That day at least made me proud of the strong women we have on the opposition benches, which is something, but yeah, it’s really embarrassing looking at the conduct of the government, especially this last term.

  4. Andrea 4

    Do these forthright women also stand up frequently for the little boat-kids being molested on Nauru and other Aussie hellholes? Or their elders losing hope and sanity? Keeping the matter firmly in front of the conservative band of collaborators and endorsers, you understand.

    Have they spoken out loud and proud for the Kiwis being exported by Aus to here or has the political steam run out of that issue?

    How are they doing on the joke that is hospital waiting lists, or modernising the economy? How about utterly revamping the fake democratic system we call ‘government’?

    Looking at the House in the off peak hours they are curiously invisible and barely audible. It is past time that changed for the better.

    • Colonial Viper 4.1

      Free Koru membership and $14,000 pay per month. Gotta enjoy some of the trappings of being a 1%’er.

    • Rosemary McDonald 4.2

      You make a very good point there Andrea…and yes, I do see faces there that have stuck their heads above the ramparts and spoken out with surprising insight (and at short notice) on serious issues that I have been close to.

      They can’t speak authoritatively about every issue, all the time.

      “Looking at the House in the off peak hours they are curiously invisible and barely audible. It is past time that changed for the better.”

      I remember having a couple of hours to kill one winter’s night in Wellington, waiting for the 3 am ferry to Picton. The Young People happily pushed my man and his wheelchair all the way up the hill to the forecourt of Parliament. Must have been after midnight.
      And who spooked our disrespectful shenanigans but Jeanette Fitzsimons, leaving work clutching a wad of files. Respect.

      It is lonely fighting battles and speaking out…how about we help them by fronting up to more protests and demonstrations when there is a call to action?

      I am sure it would be appreciated….a real show of strength and solidarity…

      I had the pleasure of literally bumping into the inimitable Jane Kelsey at the big TPPA rally in Auckland. A measure of the woman’s worth was that she thanked me (us all, really) for showing up.

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