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February 25, 2021

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‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

Other News

Craig Kelly quits Liberal Party

Federal Member for Hughes Craig Kelly has resigned from the Liberal Party, technically throwing Scott Morrison's government into minority as it grapples with scandals from within and without.

Interview with James McMillan, founder of the Byron Surf Festival

With the Byron Bay Surf Festival just days away, founder James McMillan took a few minutes to talk to Seven about the awesome things planned for the coming weekend.

Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Research takes the vegan option to a new level

A project by Flinders University will see their Centre for Marine Bioproducts Development fishing for new vegan ideas.

Byron police assault trial could attract human rights law analysis

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault to continue facing trial.

Hilary Bain, South Golden Beach

I would like to congratulate both Mandy Nolan and her son Charlie Burton for sharing his magnificent speech that he gave on International Women’s Day. As he pointed out so eloquently, feminism is not an exclusive club. It is both humane and inclusive, men belong to it as equals of women. The patriarchy in place today in most of the world is an exclusive club.

The separatism he mentions that’s fostered by various groups, is the first one, followed by race, religion, sexuality, age, etc, designed to keep us all squabbling amongst each other instead of uniting to fight the powers that are, (mostly old, super wealthy white men), that are plundering the planet at lightning speed.

Both men and women need to wake up to how we’re all being manipulated and controlled, to be separated from each other, and with militarism on the rise; along with violent video games and pornography, no wonder women are being used as punch bags. Seventy per cent of households around the world are experiencing domestic violence! Talk about terrorism! It’s a way to keep the current patriarchal, war-mad system in place.

So Charlie, you keep being who you are, and spread the word. And girls, start choosing boys and men that espouse feminist values, and the world will change.


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2 COMMENTS

  1. I suspect it’s a bigger conspiracy by aliens. That or feminism is actually just a communist tool to get women to work harder.

  2. Men and women are different, they are not the same. When we talk of equality many people, let’s say women, want men to be like women. They are not women. Men are men and women are women BUT both are equal to each other.. Study the brain. The left hemisphere is different to the right hemisphere. They do different jobs and each hemisphere thinks differently. They are not the same, but they are connected to form a whole brain. That is just like the genders of men and women. Men and women complement each other to form a whole. A man or a woman can remain single all their life and they may think they have had a full life. That is not so for they have not experienced a married life. To be married is to be whole no matter how destructive that marriage is to some.
    There is a great line in the musical “My Fair Lady”. “Oh, how I wish she would be more like a man.”
    Not so. Do men marry women who are like men? No. They vote them in as the CEO of a big company but they would not marry them. They are put at the head of a company for a specific purpose, to make money and nothing else.

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