Much has been said about minister for immigration, Peter Dutton’s misogynist comments about a senior journalist who had the temerity to report on his colleague’s bad behaviour. Most miss the point.
It’s the attitude of a person who thinks it’s okay to call a woman a ‘mad f…ing witch’ just for doing her job, that’s very disturbing. Malcolm Turnbull knows this better than anyone. Turnbull also understands the potency of language.
If Turnbull’s rhetoric about the need to respect women in order to stamp out violence against women is sincere, he must set an example in his own government. People with attitudes such as Dutton’s should not be in parliament, let alone a senior ministry.
It’s frightening that people like this are running the country!
Dutton should be gone. Yesterday.
Louise Doran, Ocean Shores