Jillian Spring, Billinudgel
Commenting on Jo Faith’s letter Echo 6/11/19 re Jan Barham’s challenge on the right of citizens to access time in public speaking at Council meetings. I quote Jo Faith when Jan placed black tape over her mouth; ‘This statement speaks large to all women “be quiet” (or far worse consequences await thee)’.
Maybe Council collectively needs a revision of how it operates its community relationships? It helps. Sexism and hubris trigger more questions in the minds of the thinking, such as – what is there that must remain secret? Being at that Council meeting, the point I need to comment on is the stating of sexism against women. This was not just against women, but certainly, a revision is needed.