Things are at the point where I’m starting to wonder if the Prime Minister can attract this much hatred and bile, then how much is out there for the rest of us. And by us I mean women.
There is something deeply wrong with our society, and specifically the Political-Media Complex which seems to have evolved of late.
There’s a parasitic relationship going on between the old white men of politics and the old white men of media, it seems to me.
It’s a concerted campaign — maybe it’s unspoken, but then again, nothing would surprise me anymore. A concerted campaign to rain hate down on the Prime Minister.
And frankly, she’s my Prime Minister. She represents me. She’s me. Only tougher, more powerful, smarter and with a stylist.
Every time she gets slammed with another piece of hatred, I feel like it’s an attack on me, because I’m a woman too. And there’s no other reason for her to be attacked other than her femaleness.
It’s almost as if the very fact of us having a female Prime Minister is granting permission to spew hatred. Like somehow, she doesn’t need our respect because look how far she’s come without it.
Who the fuck are these men?
Tony Abbott, Howard Sattler, Joe Hockey, Alan Jones, Mal Brough, whoever painted those Bob Brown’s Bitch signs — who the fuck are these people??
Well, clearly I’m incoherent with rage.
Julia Gillard is a freaking rock. Look at how she deals with Sattler. How does he keep his job, by the way?
Add this to the Army mishigas announced today and I’m starting to wonder where the hell things are going.
I’ll be honest, it scares me.