Written By: - Date published: 7:34 am, November 12th, 2015 - 64 comments
Categories: Abuse of power, feminism, human rights, john key, Minister for International Embarrassment, sexism, the praiseworthy and the pitiful - Tags: david carter, rape, shame, Speaker, speaking up
The combined antics of cynical Key and useless Carter have brought NZ international shame yet again. Here’s The Guardian:
New Zealand female MPs thrown out of parliament after disclosing sexual assaults
Women ruled out of order by Speaker for demanding prime minister John Key apologise for accusing opposition of ‘backing the rapists’
Several female MPs were ordered to leave the New Zealand parliament on Wednesday after their declarations that they had been victims of sexual assault were ruled out of order by the Speaker.
The women’s intervention came after prime minister John Key on Tuesday accused opposition Labour and Green MPs of “backing the rapists” in a row over the detention of New Zealanders by the Australian government.
Delahunty said the MPs had walked out on behalf of women around New Zealand. “We’ve walked out because every woman in this country needs to know that women parliamentarians will not put up with this,” she said.
Also covered on Buzzfeed:
Female MPs Hit Back At “Rapist” Comments By Sharing Personal Stories Of Abuse
Calls grow louder for John Key to withdraw and apologise for suggesting the opposition support “rapists”.
A group of New Zealand MPs, among them victims of sexual violence, have walked out of parliament in disgust after prime minister John Key claimed Labour supports “rapists”.
Males in a position of power using rape as a cheap political tactic and then punishing women for speaking up. Welcome to Brighter Future – looks a lot like the dark past.
Some of the MPs who said they were victims of sexual assault say they've never said it publicly before pic.twitter.com/0oM5GJGi5p
— Katie Bradford (@katieabradford) November 11, 2015