Bendigo Councillor Elise Chapman’s Bigotry

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Councillor Elise Chapman claims that her opposition to a mosque in Bendigo isn’t on bigoted grounds, yet her comments on Twitter on 18th and 19th of June 2014 suggest that much of that opposition comes from a belief that Muslims are generally rapists and that the building of a mosque is a ‘concern’ because it may increase the likelihood of rape. Chapman’s comments also seem to suggest that Australians don’t rape women.

This is despite Australian statistics on rape stating that 87.7% of women who are raped know the perpetrator. Note: Muslims make up less than 3% of Australia’s population.

Rape is wrong. Suggesting that an entire culture of people are rapists is wrong. Suggesting that a person’s ethnicity dictates whether they will or will not rape is wrong.

Here’s some more about rape:

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Elise Chapman: standing up for what’s right.


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Sexual predator Beau Miller – “I don’t see what the big deal is about rape”

#JointDestroyer      #clementine_ford   #YesAllWomen

From Tumblr via Clementine Ford

OK we don’t usually feature Americans but this douche-bag deserves total contempt




Remember what happened to this (fictional) turd?



Maybe these rules should be tattooed onto this loser



Anti-Muslim Rally Draws 600,000,000 People to Rozelle, NSW

#breaking #auspol #ausmedia

Report by Nick Folkes on the Protest held 24 January 2014

Last Friday’s protest was called to highlight the unfortunate rape of yet another Australian woman by a Muslim asylum seeker. The victim has joined a growing list of Australian women who have been sexually assaulted due to the past Labor government’s ‘open borders’ policy on illegal boat people.

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Sorry, did we say the rally attracted 600,000,000 people? That was a mistake. There were 5 people including the organiser Nicholas Folkes.

Now this is just damn confusing. I thought Australians stood against rape. And looking at the signs above, it appears that the message is that Australians are never guilty of it. It’s the Muslims who are doing all the raping.

So with a population of 7.239million in NSW, how come an anti-rape, pro womens’-rights rally only attracted 5 people? 

Perhaps people are smarter than Folkes gives them credit for. It’s one thing to oppose rape. It’s another to attribute all rape to a singular race or religion.

Here’s Trevor W Sullivan of the Nanango Christian Faith Centre – one of the lonely few commenters on Nicholas Folkes’ blog:

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Rape is a worldwide problem. Here is an important fact to keep in mind when considering whether or not an asylum seeker (who has few friends, family or contacts in a new, imposing foreign country) is going to be a rapist.

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Overwhelmingly, men are responsible for rape. Very few women, many, many men. Men from all walks of life. Different ages, different backgrounds, different religious and non-religious devotion. Why do Nick Folkes and his miniature army of cacafuegos refuse to address rape as a societal issue and instead choose to focus on Muslims and/or asylum seekers? 

A PERTH man has been jailed for 11 years after breaking into a woman’s home, threatening to murder her sleeping children and then brutally raping her – before forcing her to drive to an ATM and withdraw cash.

Cameron John Graham, 22, will have to serve at least nine years after the offence that Judge Christopher Stevenson said almost defied description.

After spending a decade behind bars, the serial sex offender had been out on parole for two years when he raped and strangled Melbourne woman Jill Meagher.

“They should never have let me out,” Adrian Bayley told police after confessing to killing Ms Meagher.

A JUDGE has labelled a serial rapist “cunning, devious and dishonest” as he sentenced him to serve 80% of a 20-year jail term.

John Collins, 74, was convicted after trial of sexually assaulting seven women, raping six of them, on his yacht, the Pan Pacific, off the Queensland coast between the Whitsundays and the Gold Coast from 1986 to 2000.

A Canberra serial child molester has been sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in jail for the public rape of a three-year-old girl and the racially motivated bashing of his neighbour.

In September, Shane Williams, 40, from Campbell, was making his way to a police station for his annual sex offender check-in when he decided to stop at the Belconnen Library to use the toilets.

He was browsing the books inside when a three-year-old girl wandered over to him and said hello. He then sexually assaulted her.

Eighteen year olds Norman Kernan and Ginger Green were this afternoon each sentenced to 15 years in prison for the armed robbery and multiple rapes of two European tourists who were sleeping in their car in a suburban street in Alice Springs in May last year. The offenders’ non-parole periods were set at nine years.

In case you’re new to the blog, here are a bunch of other fails that Nicholas Folkes, Darrin Hodges and Sergio Redegalli have been the face of.


1) Murder, rape, and pillage at Jabesh-gilead  (Judges 21:10-24 NLT)

    So they sent twelve thousand warriors to Jabesh-gilead with orders to kill everyone there, including women and children.  “This is what you are to do,” they said. “Completely destroy all the males and every woman who is not a virgin.”  Among the residents of Jabesh-gilead they found four hundred young virgins who had never slept with a man, and they brought them to the camp at Shiloh in the land of Canaan.

    The Israelite assembly sent a peace delegation to the little remnant of Benjamin who were living at the rock of Rimmon. Then the men of Benjamin returned to their homes, and the four hundred women of Jabesh-gilead who were spared were given to them as wives.  But there were not enough women for all of them.  The people felt sorry for Benjamin because the LORD had left this gap in the tribes of Israel.  So the Israelite leaders asked, “How can we find wives for the few who remain, since all the women of the tribe of Benjamin are dead?  There must be heirs for the survivors so that an entire tribe of Israel will not be lost forever.  But we cannot give them our own daughters in marriage because we have sworn with a solemn oath that anyone who does this will fall under God’s curse.”

    Then they thought of the annual festival of the LORD held in Shiloh, between Lebonah and Bethel, along the east side of the road that goes from Bethel to Shechem.  They told the men of Benjamin who still needed wives, “Go and hide in the vineyards.  When the women of Shiloh come out for their dances, rush out from the vineyards, and each of you can take one of them home to be your wife!  And when their fathers and brothers come to us in protest, we will tell them, ‘Please be understanding.  Let them have your daughters, for we didn’t find enough wives for them when we destroyed Jabesh-gilead. And you are not guilty of breaking the vow since you did not give your daughters in marriage to them.'”  So the men of Benjamin did as they were told.  They kidnapped the women who took part in the celebration and carried them off to the land of their own inheritance.  Then they rebuilt their towns and lived in them.  So the assembly of Israel departed by tribes and families, and they returned to their own homes.

Obviously these women were repeatedly raped.  These sick bastards killed and raped an entire town and then wanted more virgins, so they hid beside the road to kidnap and rape some more.  How can anyone see this as anything but evil?

2) Murder, rape and pillage of the Midianites    (Numbers 31:7-18 NLT)

    They attacked Midian just as the LORD had commanded Moses, and they killed all the men.  All five of the Midianite kings – Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba – died in the battle.  They also killed Balaam son of Beor with the sword.  Then the Israelite army captured the Midianite women and children and seized their cattle and flocks and all their wealth as plunder.  They burned all the towns and villages where the Midianites had lived.  After they had gathered the plunder and captives, both people and animals, they brought them all to Moses and Eleazar the priest, and to the whole community of Israel, which was camped on the plains of Moab beside the Jordan River, across from Jericho.

    Moses, Eleazar the priest, and all the leaders of the people went to meet them outside the camp.  But Moses was furious with all the military commanders who had returned from the battle.  “Why have you let all the women live?” he demanded.  “These are the very ones who followed Balaam’s advice and caused the people of Israel to rebel against the LORD at Mount Peor.  They are the ones who caused the plague to strike the LORD’s people.  Now kill all the boys and all the women who have slept with a man.  Only the young girls who are virgins may live; you may keep them for yourselves.

Clearly Moses and God approves of rape of virgins.

3) More Murder Rape and Pillage   (Deuteronomy 20:10-14)

     As you approach a town to attack it, first offer its people terms for peace.  If they accept your terms and open the gates to you, then all the people inside will serve you in forced labor.  But if they refuse to make peace and prepare to fight, you must attack the town.  When the LORD your God hands it over to you, kill every man in the town.  But you may keep for yourselves all the women, children, livestock, and other plunder.  You may enjoy the spoils of your enemies that the LORD your God has given you.

What kind of God approves of murder, rape, and slavery?

4) Laws of Rape   (Deuteronomy 22:28-29 NLT)

    If a man is caught in the act of raping a young woman who is not engaged, he must pay fifty pieces of silver to her father.  Then he must marry the young woman because he violated her, and he will never be allowed to divorce her.

What kind of lunatic would make a rape victim marry her attacker?  Answer: God

5) Death to the Rape Victim   (Deuteronomy 22:23-24 NAB)

    If within the city a man comes upon a maiden who is betrothed, and has relations with her, you shall bring them both out of the gate of the city and there stone them to death: the girl because she did not cry out for help though she was in the city, and the man because he violated his neighbors wife.

It is clear that God doesn’t give a damn about the rape victim.  He is only concerned about the violation of another mans “property”.

6) David’s Punishment – Polygamy, Rape, Baby Killing, and God’s “Forgiveness” (2 Samuel 12:11-14 NAB)

Thus says the Lord: ‘I will bring evil upon you out of your own house.  I will take your wives [plural] while you live to see it, and will give them to your neighbor.  He shall lie with your wives in broad daylight.  You have done this deed in secret, but I will bring it about in the presence of all Israel, and with the sun looking down.’

    Then David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.”  Nathan answered David: “The Lord on his part has forgiven your sin: you shall not die.  But since you have utterly spurned the Lord by this deed, the child born to you must surely die.”  [The child dies seven days later.]

This has got to be one of the sickest quotes of the Bible.  God himself brings the completely innocent rape victims to the rapist.  What kind of pathetic loser would do something so evil?  And then he kills a child!  This is sick, really sick!

7)  Rape of Female Captives   (Deuteronomy 21:10-14 NAB)

“When you go out to war against your enemies and the LORD, your God, delivers them into your hand, so that you take captives, if you see a comely woman among the captives and become so enamored of her that you wish to have her as wife, you may take her home to your house.  But before she may live there, she must shave her head and pare her nails and lay aside her captive’s garb.  After she has mourned her father and mother for a full month, you may have relations with her, and you shall be her husband and she shall be your wife.  However, if later on you lose your liking for her, you shall give her her freedom, if she wishes it; but you shall not sell her or enslave her, since she was married to you under compulsion.”

Once again God approves of forcible rape.

8)  Rape and the Spoils of War (Judges 5:30 NAB)

They must be dividing the spoils they took: there must be a damsel or two for each man, Spoils of dyed cloth as Sisera’s spoil, an ornate shawl or two for me in the spoil.   (Judges 5:30 NAB)

9) Sex Slaves (Exodus 21:7-11 NLT)

When a man sells his daughter as a slave, she will not be freed at the end of six years as the men are.  If she does not please the man who bought her, he may allow her to be bought back again.  But he is not allowed to sell her to foreigners, since he is the one who broke the contract with her.  And if the slave girl’s owner arranges for her to marry his son, he may no longer treat her as a slave girl, but he must treat her as his daughter.  If he himself marries her and then takes another wife, he may not reduce her food or clothing or fail to sleep with her as his wife.  If he fails in any of these three ways, she may leave as a free woman without making any payment.   (Exodus 21:7-11 NLT)

10) God Assists Rape and Plunder (Zechariah 14:1-2 NAB)

Lo, a day shall come for the Lord when the spoils shall be divided in your midst.  And I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem for battle: the city shall be taken, houses plundered, women ravished; half of the city shall go into exile, but the rest of the people shall not be removed from the city.   (Zechariah 14:1-2 NAB)

“Peter W Hill” and threats of rape – “It’s in my DNA”

Here’s keen Liberal Party and Geelong Cats’supporter (and twit) “Peter W Hill”. Is he fake or not? We are not sure.


What we are sure of is that he is a misogynist. And he likes to stalk journalist Clementine Ford troll journalist Clementine Ford’s Twitter.


Here’s the full story on Clementine Ford’s Tumblr blog


These obsessed old guys sure get agitated when women disagree with them.

Seems like old “Peter” has a bit of a thing with rape because soon after he’d tweeted that he tweeted this.

We know Clementine Ford doesn’t support rape. Not sure about old “Peter” though.

Here he is What a twat!

Gunsmoke (and mirrors) on Twitter

Recent violent crimes, particularly those committed  against women, have excited the small but aspirational  gun-loving community. Take this exchange on Twitter for instance between two people we will call Gunna, who is a fervent gun fancier, and T, his target.


Now y’all just hang on a minute Gunna. Surely the maintenance of  liberty and protection primarily lies with the judiciary and the police.

And it is about feminism because in stranger rapes it is overwhelmingly women who are set upon and sexually assaulted by predatory men.

In fact Gunna’s desire to be able to own and carry weapons would not have done one thing to protect Jill Meagher from her attacker. But a better probation and parole system would have ensured a dangerous predator like Adrian Bayley was not allowed onto the streets.

Gunna’s attitude to women

Gunna was rather peeved with author and commentator Anne Summers after her appearance on the ABC’s Q&A.  So no doubt lovingly clutching his hard shiny weapon, he decided that the “remedy” for her was…you guessed it.


Gunna may care to note that Summers has lived happily with a man for over 20 years so does not require his advice. She does not require his advice anyway.

So Gunna STFU.

But then again Gunna does have his tools to play with.

Now here he is probing into T’s personal life. He suggests an online dating site, an activity with which he is obviously very familiar. That is usually what certain men on social media do when they are losing the argument.


When Nigella Lawson was allegedly assaulted by her husband Charles Saatchi

Gunna decided to put the Shadow Minister for Communications, a high-profile politician, barrister and millionaire, in his place.

After all Gunna is such a roaring success because he spends hours on Twitter, and is a renowned expert on women.


Hates refugees and asylum seekers


Capitalises on the tragic murder of Jill Meagher to score points


Gunna happily boast he is a former engineer, implies he is married, and states that he has represented Australia in shooting events.

We only have his word for all this.

He is also a climate change denier. Funny how all the far right obsessions seem to coalesce in him. Gun-lovers tend to be a bit like that. Just look at the Shooters & Fishers.

You can catch Gunna if you are really all that interested, or at his blog here

We think we know what ails him.

Nick Folkes flogs a dead stalking donkey


Fresh from his latest non-triumph as chief dumb majorette for the recent visit of the Netherlands’ own bland bumshell, Niqi “36 votes” Folkes, failed Prime Minister, also now known as “Geert-by-sea” in homage to his new peroxided hero, has swiftly positioned himself and his dead donkey onto the Laura Norder bandwagon. This  follows inflammatory remarks from some intemperate Opposition front-benchers about a recent sexual assault which took place in university accommodation.

Never one to allow facts, the judicial process or compassion for a victim of crime to stand in the way of a publicity stunt, Niqi and his handful of pathetic rag-tag followers aim to turn up at Macquarie University to yell and wave signs at the students and staff there, thus achieving….umm….


Now we are sure that most people are concerned and outraged by the alleged sexual assault. There is no doubt that violence against women is a serious problem in Australia, and such violence is massively unreported despite reforms to legal processes because victims often are apprehensive of the legal process itself, and for good reason.

Surprising though it may seem (or maybe not) there is also a culture of acceptance at universities of abominable behaviour towards women by some men, both students and staff, and a culture of sexual entitlement on the part of these men.

And despite our very own Niqab Niqi, self-appointed champion of abused women, flogging his own knackered mount, he really does not have a good track record towards women. Not at all.


Niqi and disciples act like ladies

So sisters, you know what to do. Put it out there Niqi style.

Victim forgotten in witch hunt against asylum seekers

Is Your Hatred Based on Lies?

Interest-free home loans for asylum seekers? Muslims responsible for majority of rape? Higher Centrelink payments for refugees? Wow! How come the mainstream media aren’t jumping on all of these stories?

Sandra Rogic aka Sandy Mitchell isn’t known for her intelligence. But when she posted these porkies on a public Facebook page the other day, we thought it only appropriate that we respond with some facts.


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Health Care:

The Australian Medical Association affirms that those who are seeking, or who have been granted, asylum within Australia have the right to receive appropriate medical care without discrimination, regardless of citizenship, visa status, or ability to pay. Like all seeking health care, asylum seekers and refugees in Australia should be treated with compassion, respect, and dignity.

The AMA makes the following observations and recommendations in relation to the health care of asylum seekers and refugees:

Health and Welfare of Asylum Seekers and Refugees

1. In addition to suffering the same health problems as the general population, asylum seekers and refugees are at particular risk from a range of conditions including psychological disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, and the physical effects of persecution and torture. They may also often suffer the effects of poor dental hygiene, poor nutrition and diet, and infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, which may be more common in their countries of origin.

2. To determine their specific health needs, all asylum seekers and refugees should undergo comprehensive and timely health assessments in a culturally appropriate manner by suitably trained medical practitioners as part of a primary health care team. This assessment will be used to establish ongoing care.

3. All asylum seekers and refugees should have access to the same level of health care as all Australian citizens. In addition, it should be ensured that their special needs, including cultural, linguistic, and health-related, are addressed.

Crime Rate Increase?

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Interestingly and as a side note, Bankstown (in Sydney) is known for having the highest concentration of Muslims in Australia. Yet the crime rate there is below the state average, and falling.

Interest Free Home Loans?

No. Here are some no-interest loans that are available to all Australians though:

(Note: the final line in this story is “The loans would be available to non-Muslims as well.”)


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“The effect of the attitude of suspicion adopted by many Australians unfortunately tends to be cumulative in its effect where conscious effort is not made to arrest it. A “community attitude” is adopted which is very difficult for individuals to break through. This “community attitude” tends unfortunately to be fostered, albeit unconsciously, by the Press. If an Australian commits a misdemeanour, responsibility for it is attributed to him individually. If a migrant commits a similar misdemeanour it is usually reported in such a way that the fact that he is a migrant, rather than the crime itself, is featured and responsibility for the offence is thus shared by the whole migrant population.”

(Commonwealth Immigration Advisory Council 1952. Report of Committee Established to Investigate Conduct of Migrants.)

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“News about crimes by migrants creates concern, often unfounded, and tends to disadvantage groups that show higher than average involvement in crime. These concerns can often lead to some outlandish claims that some migrant groups are criminal by nature, or that criminals are entering Australia and our controls may not be working. There is no evidence to indicate that criminals are entering Australia by flouting immigration laws and controls. It is also not possible to say who among the overseas-born, i.e. immigrants, temporary residents, tourists, asylum seekers, or illegal immigrants are arrested for crimes.”


“After a spate of sexual assaults on women in south-western Sydney in 2000, many of them carried out by young Lebanese-Australian males, Labor Premier Bob Carr condemned the assertion that the criminal behaviour and misogynist attitudes of these young men were shaped by their experience of growing up in Australia, and not by their ethnic background. Yet figures from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research show that gang rapes are more common in country NSW than anywhere in Sydney.”


A 1998 study into juvenile crime by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research found that “ethnicity was, in general, not related to participation in crime amongst NSW secondary students. In fact where we found any relationship between ethnicity and participation in crime it indicated that students from an ethnic background had lower rates of participation in crime.”

Crime Statistics > Rapes (per capita) (most recent) by country

Rank Countries   Amount   Date
# 1   Lesotho: 0.844 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series Dominant religion: Christianity
# 2   New Zealand: 0.315 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series Dominant religion: Christianity
# 3   Belgium: 0.299 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series Dominant religion: Christianity
# 4   Iceland: 0.286 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series Dominant religion: Christianity
# 5   Norway: 0.203 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series Dominant religion: Protestant
# 6   Israel: 0.166 per 1,000 people 2009 Time series Dominant religion: Jewish
# 7   Finland: 0.141 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series Dominant religion: Christianity
# 8   Chile: 0.12 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series Dominant religion: Christianity
# 9   Mongolia: 0.118 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series Dominant religion: Buddhism
# 10   Ireland: 0.102 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series Dominant religion: Christianity
# 11   Kazakhstan: 0.099 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series
# 12   Estonia: 0.093 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series
# 13   Luxembourg: 0.091 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series
# 14   Denmark: 0.09 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series
# 15   Germany: 0.089 per 1,000 people 2009 Time series
# 16   Argentina: 0.081 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series
# 17   Czech Republic: 0.062 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series
# 18   Mauritius: 0.06 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series
= 19   Lithuania: 0.056 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series
= 19   Kyrgyzstan: 0.056 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series
# 21   Moldova: 0.053 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series
# 22   Russia: 0.05 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series
# 23   Slovenia: 0.048 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series
= 24   Hungary: 0.047 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series
= 24   Romania: 0.047 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series
= 24   Poland: 0.047 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series
# 27   Latvia: 0.041 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series
# 28   Oman: 0.04 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series
# 29   Croatia: 0.036 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series
= 30   Belarus: 0.035 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series
= 30   Morocco: 0.035 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series
# 32   Slovakia: 0.033 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series
# 33   Bulgaria: 0.031 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series
= 34   Portugal: 0.029 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series
= 34   Bahrain: 0.029 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series
= 34   Liechtenstein: 0.029 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series
= 37   Malta: 0.025 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series
= 37   Philippines: 0.025 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series
= 39   Cameroon: 0.024 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series
= 39   Cyprus: 0.024 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series
# 41   Sierra Leone: 0.021 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series
# 42   Greece: 0.02 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series
# 43   Kenya: 0.019 per 1,000 people 2009 Time series
# 44   Canada: 0.016 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series
# 45   Japan: 0.014 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series
# 46   Maldives: 0.013 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series
# 47   Guinea: 0.009 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series
# 48   Azerbaijan: 0.004 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series
# 49   Armenia: 0.003 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series
# 50   Egypt: 0.001 per 1,000 people 2008 Time series




A refugee who has permanent residency in Australia receives exactly the same social security benefits as any Australian-born person in the same circumstances. Refugees apply for social security through Centrelink like everyone else and are assessed for the different payment options in the same way as everyone else. There are no separate Centrelink allowances that one can receive simply by virtue of being a refugee.

Centrelink payments are calculated at exactly the same rate for both refugees and non-refugees. A single person with no dependent children applying for Special Benefit or the Newstart Allowance (whether or not he or she is a refugee) will receive $489.70 per fortnight, whereas a single person on an Age Pension payment will receive a fortnightly payment of $695.30. A single age pensioner therefore receives over $200.00 more per fortnight more than a single refugee (or a single Australian-born person) who qualifies for Special Benefit or Newstart. Australian citizens and permanent residents with dependent children on lower to middle incomes (including refugees) may also be eligible to receive Family Tax Benefits or Parenting Payments. However, none of these allowances are paid at a higher rate than the single age pension.14

Asylum seekers are not entitled to the same forms of financial support as citizens or permanent residents. The Asylum Seeker Assistance (ASA) Scheme provides assistance to some eligible asylum seekers who are in the process of having their refugee status determined. The ASA Scheme offers income support to cover basic living expenses, at a rate below Centrelink benefits.

Bad luck Sandra Rogic. You’re still full of shit.

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Rape Culture Seeps Into Spectrum’s Cocktail Menu

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As you may have noticed above, Spectrum Daiquiri Bar in Brisbane has a couple of drinks on its menu that are clearly offensive, particularly to women. Calling a drink a ‘slut’ because it ‘goes down well’, or a ‘winey [sic] bitch’ because it ‘shuts her up’ in the company of the combination of men and alcohol is a big deal and we’ll come to that later. Spectrum clearly made a social media error by asking people for feedback for 2013 planning as literally hundreds of men and women turned up to their Facebook page telling them that such drink names were offensive. But what’s possibly more disturbing than the names of the drinks is the reaction of Spectrum management and a select bunch of anti-‘feminazi’ barflies. The very fact that the bar asked for feedback and proceeded to delete tens of rational and respectful comments and requests while leaving plenty of insulting comments from their lowlife regulars also speaks volumes.

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Leonard Walker thinks that those who speak up against pejorative, gender-specific derogatory slurs are automatically ‘…screeching unwashed armpiitted [sic] ones.” He sees those who find such slurs as offensive as “…faux intellectuals…” who are not only screeching but also crying and whining. Misogyny much? In his pithy paragraph he highlights exactly how he views women who speak out against degradation and also shows that he is completely unable to identify degradation when it’s happening right in front of him. It should be noted that one of the four people who ‘liked’ Leonard’s comments was the bar manager.

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John Thompson is under the misguided impression that making a comment on a Facebook page is a completely time consuming activity for people who believe in opposing sexism. The assumption that anti-bigots have ‘targets of the day’ is actually somewhat of a faux pas because it suggests that there are proponents of sexism to be found everywhere, and each day there is someone new dishing out the misogynistic cocktail. I wonder if that was his intent.

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Josh L M Brewer makes the mistake of believing that the only people who could possibly find offence with these publicity-in-a-glass stunt-drinks are ’40 something feminists’. He also makes the mistake that the same people are primarily and only occupied with getting ‘knickers in a knot’ over cocktail names and nothing else.

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Greg made a total of eight (8) spelling and grammar errors in one sentence. Enough said about this oxygen thief.

There are more highlights from the Facebook thread attached below. What we are seeing at play here is this ‘new concept’ of ‘rape culture’. If you look at any media source today, with your eyes open, you may begin to notice that women are portrayed in a completely different way to men. Women make up only 24% of news subjects (the people in the news), and appear in newspapers and magazines in far more common states of undress. Women rarely save the day in movies and television and when they are playing the heroic protagonist, they are nothing short of a fighting fuck toy (Lara Croft, Invisible Girl [Fantastic Four], Catwoman etc.). Women appear in advertising as either sexual playthings or household props and when only 2.4% of CEOs and management positions are filled by women in a country like Australia, you can start to see why people start to get their backs up when remarks like ‘whiney bitch’ and ‘slut’ are considered ‘tongue in cheek’ and part of the common vernacular.

So why does any of this matter? Why should we give two craps if some shitty dive in Brisvegas has a couple of offensive drink titles on its largely uninspiring and unoriginal cocktail menu?

1. The words ‘bitch’ and ‘slut’ are as offensive to women as the words ‘nigger’, ‘chink’, ‘dune coon’ and ‘kike’. They represent oppression, denigration and slander. When such words become commonly accepted, the negative connotations stick. Black African Americans are in the process of ‘taking back’ the word ‘nigger’ in attempts to reverse the negativity in the same way that Italians, Greeks and people from the Mediterranean are trying to nullify the effects of the word ‘wog’. It could be argued that some women are attempting to do the same with the word ‘bitch’ by proclaiming a pride in being outspoken and the organisers of the Slutwalk (a mass protest where women dressed scantily in response to police suggesting that they were less likely to be raped if they covered up) were also trying to spin a positive angle to the word ‘slut’. But naming a drink ‘bitch’ (and adding that it will shut up her ‘whining’) and ‘slut’ (because the alcohol will make her go down on you) is completely inappropriate.

2. The definition of the word ‘slut’ is basically a slovenly or promiscuous woman. If you applied that definition to a man, society would brand him a cheeky playboy and in some men’s circles a hero. But apparently it’s wrong for a female to enjoy sex or to seek multiple partners. The problem with this is that choosing one’s partners grants you power and that goes against what society deems to be appropriate for women. If a woman is ever referred to as a slut, you can rest assured that 9 times out of 10 it’s being used against her in a pejorative sense.

3. Men who are outspoken are brave and inspirational. They are confident and passionate. Women who speak up are whiney, shrieking, screeching banshees. Men who speak their mind wear their hearts on their sleeves but women who speak their mind are seen as bitches. Again, if you’re ever called a bitch, you can assume you’re not being complimented.

4. Alcohol plays a significant role in the rape scene. In various studies it has been shown that between 20-25% of rape perpetrators and rape victims have been found to be heavily intoxicated, and another between 20-25% of rape perpetrators and victims as mildly under the influence of alcohol. Let’s be clear about this: a woman under the influence of alcohol cannot consent to sex. Of course, many drunk people have sex but that doesn’t suggest that a person is able to make clear, conscious decisions about intercourse – it just means drunk sex is just a fact of life and something that will always happen. Laughing at the bar about getting someone drunk enough to root is entirely unacceptable.

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Here’s a few of our previously featured rape supporters:

True Courage

Republished and edited from mindmadeup blog

People gather at Delhi’s Mahatma Gandhi memorial to honour the 23-year-old rape victim. Photograph: Anindito Mukherjee/EPA


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