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May 17, 2021

How do I explain this to the grandkids?

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Diane Hart, Mullumbimby

Did it strike anyone else that the voices leading the Global Climate Strike were overwhelmingly passionate, intelligent and articulate young women – yet the people who are underwhelmingly ruining their lives are ignorant, self-satisfied and disengaged old blokes?

How many more decades will we have to wait until the power is more evenly shared between us all? Hazel Hawke once said that this shift will not happen until women realise that they are their own worst enemy – they still actively and consistently uphold this failed system of patriarchy by voting these idiots in – over and over again.

It’s time to support these young women – they are our future.


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6 COMMENTS

  1. It’s obvious to you & me & so many other women
    I know & respect. While shopping yesterday an
    elderly man – in his 80s I’d guess – yelled out to
    me as I was getting into the lift “We need more
    women in Parliament”. He spoke of ww2 & the
    importance of this country – of his grandkids &
    the horror he envisaged for them. We’ve still
    got heaps of older thinkers & supporters out
    there. I noted the ages of the adults supporting
    the students in their last strike.

  2. the ultimate sin .. self righteousness !! love it ! and i won’t bring up the sexism !! all men are bad !! hahahaa so many genius in byron !! especially on the dole or pension . but never mind i hear the banks are giving out free visa cards !! oh shit , don’t bring up real issues . dept slaves forever !! haha and YOU said thanks !!

  3. Rearrange what you’re really saying, Johnny.

    Oh Christ…
    he screamed,
    someone’s
    screaming – can’t
    you hear?

    But for you
    I could
    the scream
    replied.

  4. Say what you mean, Johnny.

    Oh… Christ
    he screamed,
    someone’s
    screaming,
    can’t
    you hear?

    But for you
    I could
    the scream
    replied.

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