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When Senator Leyonhjelm told me to ‘stop shagging men’, I had to speak up
The Guardian ^ | June 29, 2018 | Sarah Hanson-Young

Posted on 06/29/2018 4:42:55 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Yesterday the Senate was asked to vote on whether the best thing to do to prevent the assault, rape and murder of women is to arm them.

I voted no, because I don’t believe that putting more weapons in the hands of the public will make women safer in their homes or on the streets at night. I also don’t think that women should continue to be made to have to take responsibility for the violent crimes and behaviour that some men perpetuate. Truth is, every woman I know has felt unsafe or intimidated at some point, whether it was at a bar, walking home at night, her work place or tragically even in her own home. The safety and security of women shouldn’t require half the country armed, in fear of the threat of its other half. Leyonhjelm tells senator to 'stop shagging men' during women's safety debate Read more

The Senate voted overwhelmingly with me. Nearly all of us lined up on one side of the chamber. On the other side of the chamber sat Senator David Leyonhjelm, and he could see from how few his company was on the other side of this vote that he was destined to lose this one.

“You’ll have to stop shagging men now, Sarah!” he yelled at me as the vote went down, as if now I’m at risk without pepper spray or a taser.

I heard the words a clear as a bell. They jolted me, which is of course what they were designed to do. But I’ve heard these slurs before. This weekend marks 10 years that I have been in the federal parliament, and over this time the level of nastiness and personal attacks on the floor of the Senate chamber has gotten worse, not better.

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TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: australia; banglist; canberra; harassment; insults; parliament; politics; sarahhansonyoung; senate; sexism; shagging
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1 posted on 06/29/2018 4:42:55 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Not a very intelligent person, is she?


2 posted on 06/29/2018 4:46:08 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Australia.


3 posted on 06/29/2018 4:47:09 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Yes, I get it - racism is bad and mutual respect and inclusion is good. But value Truth too.)
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To: BenLurkin

...I voted no, because I don’t believe that putting more weapons in the hands of the public will make women safer in their homes or on the streets at night...

Do we need to start posting examples where she is 100% wrong. Liberalism is insane no matter where it is.


4 posted on 06/29/2018 4:48:20 PM PDT by Sasparilla ( I'm Not Tired of Winning)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“...violent crimes and behaviour that some men perpetuate...”

Wait, isn’t that gender profiling? We’re not allowed to talk about how race or religion correlate to violence, but, damn those men, they’re all so violent.


5 posted on 06/29/2018 4:48:51 PM PDT by MartinBlank (seek and ye shall find)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Works over on this side of the pond, you brainless twit.

When decisions about weapons fall into the hands of women (in general) a culture is screwed. They're too willing to trade freedom for safety, and generally getting neither.

I blame British men for being *such* a bunch of pusillanimous faggots.
6 posted on 06/29/2018 4:49:57 PM PDT by akalinin
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
every woman I know has felt unsafe or intimidated at some point

Psssst. I'm going to wager that just about every man has felt the same way at one time or another. It can be a scary world. But you know what? Owning a weapon and knowing how -- and when -- to use it properly makes it LESS scary, idiot. Especially for women, who are often outmatched physically by men.

7 posted on 06/29/2018 4:50:18 PM PDT by IronJack (A)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

And no man in Australia was EVER raped by a man because he was unarmed, eh Sheila???


8 posted on 06/29/2018 4:51:52 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Spygate's clock began in 2015 - what did President Obama know and when did he know it)
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To: IronJack

Obviously far left.


9 posted on 06/29/2018 4:53:24 PM PDT by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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10 posted on 06/29/2018 4:55:58 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Say now, Senator Leyonhjelm, I have an idea. Why not let women be “pro choice” about carrying a firearm for personal protection?


11 posted on 06/29/2018 4:56:08 PM PDT by Enterprise
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Yes these anti-guns types feel so much superior than the rest of us.

They would rather see a woman raped and strangled to death in an alley than using a gun to defend herself.


12 posted on 06/29/2018 4:56:19 PM PDT by packrat35 (Pelosi is only on loan to the world from Satan. Hopefully he will soon want his baby killer back)
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To: akalinin

It’s actually Australia.


13 posted on 06/29/2018 5:04:41 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks ( The US Constitution ....... Invented by geniuses and God .... Administered by morons ......)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Against an unarmed subject, a man who gets to pick his female victim will win almost every time. It's not like an attacker will mistakenly choose an unusually tall, fit woman. Thugs and rapists can pick their targets, and all but the stupidest will be bigger and stronger than their chosen victims nearly 100% of the time. Throw in surprise and it gets really hard for the democrat predator to lose.

Professional MMA fighter Ronda Rousey, even at 5' 7" and 135 pounds, would probably beat most thugs, but highly-trained women like her are exceptionally rare. Women under the average female height of 5' 3"? They would have near zero chance unarmed. Give citizens such as my mother, my wife, or my daughters the firearm of their choice, and they are more than a match for a thug - in the case of my daughters several thugs.


14 posted on 06/29/2018 5:14:28 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Do I get brownie points for not reading the article before I comment on it?


15 posted on 06/29/2018 5:24:52 PM PDT by akalinin
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To: Sasparilla

She needs to ask all the girls and women who are beaten, raped and murdered by Asian, cough cough men.


16 posted on 06/29/2018 5:47:22 PM PDT by Engedi (The)
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To: BenLurkin

Jane you ignorant slut!


17 posted on 06/29/2018 5:52:12 PM PDT by 1FreeAmerican
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To: BenLurkin; Tolerance Sucks Rocks
She likes tax payer money.

Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young charged taxpayers almost $4,000 to go whale watching with her 10-year-old daughter last year and has hit out at her critics in a television interview

18 posted on 06/29/2018 5:52:39 PM PDT by BBell ((optional, printed after your name on post):>()
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To: BenLurkin

Why are some women so obsessed by gender?


19 posted on 06/29/2018 5:53:53 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

She’ll go back to rooting around with the boys.


20 posted on 06/29/2018 6:06:01 PM PDT by Rebelbase ( Tagline disabled.)
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