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bran nue world

What now? How about a referendum on equal rights between women and men to enable a republic governed by agreement between womenís and menís legislatures. Australia's States, NZ and Canada, USA, UK, China follow suit. UN Women gains legislative status. Bran nue world. Ta dah!

6 April, 2013

excised of male privilege

A parliament excised of male privilege would assemble an equal number of women and men in Cabinet, the men appointed by the menís legislature, the women appointed by the womenís legislature, with womenís and menís co-Prime Ministers - governance by agreement between women's and men's legislatures - presided over by a Council of Governors-General comprising an equal number of senior, distinguished women and men appointed by the Cabinet.

4 April, 2013

standard of governance

Itís a measure of the abysmal standard of governance in Australia that the Parliament should seek to include Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders in a Victorian era document to which the Victorian era convention that women are the property of men is still attached. If this is the best the Parliament can offer itís obviously well over due time to either scrap the Constitution altogether and start gain or update it with referendum to include a womenís legislature.

2 April, 2013

freedoms

Itís a big ask to claim Australiaís freedoms are worth supporting when women are relegated the legal status of the property of men under the nationís Constitution - women were prohibited from membership of Australiaís first Parliament so were enfranchised as male property consistent with Victorian era law still accompanying the Constitution, law no legislation enacted under itís authority can overcome. Only a referendum on a womenís legislature can remedy this despicable indignity: ďDo you agree to an amendment to the Constitution to enable equal rights between women and menĒ.

2 April, 2013

legal status

How sick is this! In South Australia, women were enfranchised as the property of men with the legal status of farm animals, consistent with Victorian era law which established settler governance, law no legislation enacted under itís authority can overcome. Only a womenís legislature can remedy this despicable indignity. With constitutional recognition of Aborigines, the settlers have raised the status of Aboriginal women from fauna to farm animals.

29 March, 2013

protection

Patriarchy smashed the traditional protection Aboriginal women enjoyed of equity with men in governance, which remedies sexual violence, so the patriarchy women endure under Australian Constitution is hardly attractive - women were prohibited from membership of Australiaís first Parliament so were enfranchised as the property of men consistent with Victorian era law still accompanying the Constitution, law no legislation enacted under itís authority can overcome. Only a referendum on a womenís legislature can remove this despicable indignity: ďDo you agree to an amendment to the Constitution to enable equal rights between women and men?Ē.

27 March, 2013

male privilege rapes women

The overwhelming evidence from Aboriginal communities is that sexual violenece accompanies patriarchy, the imposition of male privilege. Protection women once enjoyed of equality with men in governance, of womenís business sacrosanct from male control, which remedies sexual violence, is under siege. The solution is a referendum on a womenís legislature: ďDo you agree to an amendment to the Constitution to enable equal rights between women and menĒ.

26 March, 2013

suggestions

Which would you rather be, an Aboriginal woman besieged by male privilege but retaining your the dignity of equality with men under traditional law, or a farm animal content with your lot.

25 March, 2013

empowerment

Constitutional reform has been a hot topic of debate and parliamentary discussion for a few years now, the preparation is mostly done. All that remains is to steer the conversation towards the empowerment of women. After all, amending the Constitution to include Aborigines and enabling equal rights between women and men through provision of a womenís legislature, are one and the same.

24 March, 2013

knowledge systems

Aboriginal knowledge systems embracing autonomous women's and men's business are far more sophisticated than could ever be imagined from the naivete of Western culture, notoriously dismissive of Aboriginal traditions.

25 March, 2013

farm animals

Women are relegated the status of farm animal at law under Australiaís Constitution - women were prohibited from membership of the nationís first Parliament so were enfranchised as the property of men, consistent with Victorian era law still accompanying the Constitution, law no legislation enacted under itís authority can overcome Ė so itís just plain laughable to suggest that Western analysis of any cultural tradition can be anything other than abysmal, as has often been the case with the relentless, racist, ethnocentricity directed at Aborigines.

24 March, 2013

none of their business

European men conducted extensive on country studies of traditional Aboriginal communities over two centuries, concluding universally that intense patriarchies were the rule, women were subjugated absolutely. Then along came Diane Bell in 1983 with her publication, ďDaughters of the DreamingĒ, which confounded the contemporary view. Womenís business was entirely sacrosanct from male control, a view confirmed in the Federal Court during the Hindmarsh Island bridge controversy when Justice John von Doussain recognised autonomous Aboriginal womenís business with the view he was "not satisfied on the evidence before this Court that the applicants have established on the balance of probabilities that restricted women's knowledge as revealed to Dr Fergie and Professor Saunders was not part of genuine Aboriginal tradition". [Chapman v Luminis Pty Ltd (No 5) (21 August 2001):400], a judgement to which Dr Bell gave academic input. It turned out womenís business was none of the male ethnographer's business so were never informed, as simple as that. Dr Bell gained the confidence of the women because she was one of the first unaccompanied, independent women who conducted ethnographies of Aboriginal communities.

Europeans have acquired extraordinary skills over the material world through subversion of sophisticated social analysis achieved with autonomous women's and men's business since the dawn of humankind. The combination of Aboriginal social methodology and European material knowledge is the path to a future of peace and sustainable prosperity in perpetuity.

22 March, 2013

women were prohibited

Australiaís Constitution was enacted by menís legislatures from which women were prohibited, no women spoke to or voted on itís enactment. The Constitution enables two menís legislatures, legislatures men granted themselves, to which women have been admitted with male permission, and no womenís legislature, blatant misogynist Victorian era discrimination totally out of context with the modern world. In 1902 women were enfranchised as the property of men because their status under Constitution was that of farm animal, unreformed to the present. The remedy is a referendum on a womenís legislature with the question: ďDo you agree to amend the Constitution to enable equal rights between women and menĒ.

21 March, 2013

a fait accompli

Law under which Australia's Constitution was enacted made the distinction between men and their property, which included, contemporaneously, women and farm animals, law still accompanying the Constitution which a referendum, as required, has yet to remove. Men granted themselves two legislatures, to which theyíve since allowed what the original intent of the Constitution considers their property, to attend, and women none. Thatís Australiaís Constitution, straight up misogynous junk. And yes, Australians do ďalready have equal rights for men and women in all aspects of our societyĒ except the parliament, as enabled by the nationís primary instrument of governance, itís Constitution, albeit that those rights offer women such odious protection as the same rates of sexual violence in communities as men experience in gaol. Moreover, a majority of modern democracies convene a womenís caucus, a precursor to a legislature, at global level, UN Women. Womenís legislatures are a fait accompli on the global agenda.

20 March, 2013

acknowledging diversity

The assertion that women obtaining the same right to a legislature as men granted themselves is gender apartheid is a nonsense. Equal rights is about acknowledging diversity, not sweeping difference under the carpet. If women and men obtain equal rights, all communities comprised of women and men achieve equal rights.

18 March, 2013

continuity of culture

According to Justice John von Doussainís judgement in the Federal Court during the Hindmarsh Island bridge controversy, Aboriginal tradition affirms equal rights between women and men by acknowledging difference with governance comprising agreement between autonomous womenís and menís assemblies. The outcome is continuity of culture over tens of millennia, the avoidance of social and cultural conflict and peaceful coexistence with others. By contrast, European men imposed on women the status of either their property, contemporaneous with farm animals, or non-identity, the current fashion of women indistinguishable from men, refusing at every turn to recognise women as different in their own right. The outcome has been incessant, ongoing warfare to the brink of annihilation in a nuclear winter, global, irreversible environmental destruction and massive social and cultural disruption. Some claim Aborigines have nothing to contribute to the modern world. I would argue Aborigines offer nothing less than the difference between human survival and extinction. Recognition of Aborigines in the Constitution is already firmly on the national agenda, which conducted appropriately on provision of a womenís legislature consistent with tradition, would ask the question: ďDo you agree to amend the Constitution to enable equal rights between women and menĒ. Well do you?

16 March, 2013

simple

The simple way to resolve problems in modern Aboriginal communities is to remove the misogyny Europeans introduced two centuries. Aboriginal organisational behaviour, defined by the Federal Court as providing governance by agreement between autonomous womenís and menís assemblies, guarantees peace and sustainable prosperity in perpetuity, in stark contrast with the global military-industrial complex male-privileged, European decision-making has produced. Thanks to constitutional, bicameral, parliamentary democracy this can be accomplished with a referendum on a womenís legislature in about six weeks, from passing enabling law to conducting a vote, a fait accompli.

15 March, 2013

much attached to law

Thereís much attached to law other than itís black letter content. Australiaís Constitution, for instance, has never been amended to remove the misogynous approach to governance it retains from itís Victorian era enactment. Only a referendum on a womenís legislature can bring a Constitution thatís become wildly out of touch with the people it governs into the modern world.

14 March, 2013

stark inequality

The proof Australiaís Constitution demonstrates stark inequality between the rights of women and men lies in itís outcome, thereís no womenís legislature. Australiaís Constitution provides for two menís legislatures. It doesnít say specifically theyíre menís legislatures, it would be silly if it did. Law exists in a historical context with original intent. It's a nonsense to suggest that because the Constitution doesnít mention ďmen and their farm animalsí legislaturesĒ, the men who enacted it gave equal status to women? Only a referendum on a womenís legislature can remedy the legacy of Victorian era law under which the Constitution was enacted.

The obvious way to change attitudes in Aboriginal communities is to change the attitudes of those, empowered by male privilege, whoíve sought to control those communities, achieved with a referendum on a womenís legislature with the question: "Do you agree to amend the Constitution to enable rights between women and men?". Bonus is itís a win/win situation for all Australians.

12 March, 2013

feedback

ďVery interesting. It would be good to see SMH and constituational (sic) lawyers investigate this?

SA l March 08, 2013, 12.26PM

ďHuman rights and sex discrimination laws enacted thirty years ago to achieve equitable outcomes for women have had no impact on rates of sexual violence, which have remained similar for women in the wider community as men experience in gaol. Why? Because legislation enacted under a Constitution still bound by the Victorian era convention that women are the property of men, canít overcome inequity embedded in law which enables itís enactment - women were prohibited from membership of Australiaís first Parliament so were enfranchised as menís property consistent with convention accompanying the Constitution, convention which also accompanies State parliaments. Governance wildly out of touch with community standards is essentially at cause of intractable rates of sexual violence against women. All efforts over three decades ďto demand that our governments treat violence against women as a major crime epidemicĒ, ďto know the extent of the epidemicĒ, ďto insist that there must be zero tolerance towards those individuals who are convicted of crimes of violence against womenĒ and ďto honour those women who have died in the domestic wars that plague our countryĒ have achieved very little in the shadow of a governance handicapped by Victorian era dogma. The remedy is the provision of equity at the source of governance with a referendum on a womenís legislature: ďDo you agree to amend the Constitution to enable equal rights between women and menĒ.

8 March 08, 2013

the stars

Combine constitutional bicameral parliamentary democracy with womenís and menís business and travel to the stars.

5 March, 2013

International Womenís Day

In a discussion on violence against women on International Womenís Day, it occurred to me that Australiaís Victorian era Constitution treats women as farm animals. I didnít say so on the day, it was a day of celebration, but itís so sad. I donít want to say at all, but itís true. Thereís no womenís legislature, only legislatures men granted themselves they allow women to attend. Hereís what I wrote:

ďThe correct procedure for remedying sexual violence against women under a Constitution which considers women the property of men - women were prohibited from membership of Australiaís first Parliament so were enfranchised as menís property consistent with Victorian era convention only a referendum can remove - is to treat women as farm animals, as was practice at law from which the Constitution is derived. But the RSPCA has no powers of governance over women, whatís going on? Could it be the members of Australiaís Parliament simply have no idea of the terms under which they govern?Ē

Do you agree to amend the Constitution to enable equal rights between women and men?

3 March, 2013

not stupid

Australians arenít stupid. Recognition of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders in a document which treats women as the property of men is an insult not an act of reconciliation. Women were prohibited from attending the nationís first Parliament, so were enfranchised as the property of men in accordance with the Victorian era convention the Constitution prescribes, a convention no legislation enacted under itís authority can overcome. That the Parliament would offer strong bi partisan support for such a bizarre proposal is testament to how steeped in misogyny and deeply out of touch the legislatures and their enabling document are from the people. No-one in their right mind would support such nonsense, whereas a proposal to bring the Constitution into the modern world with the inclusion of a womenís legislature to enable genuine treaty negotiations, would in all probability attract overwhelming support. The obvious referendum question to achieve reconciliation is: ďDo you agree to an amendment to the Constitution to enable equal rights between women and menĒ.

1 March, 2013

principles

Excellent contribution Dr Foley. Those five Commonwealth principles outlined in March 1983: (1) Inalienable freehold title for Aboriginal land; (2) Full legal protection of sacred sites; (3) Aboriginal control over mining on Aboriginal land; (4) Access to mining royalty equivalents; and (5) Compensation for lost land; formulated at the crest of a global wave of male privilege, are precisely what male genius can conceive. With equality with women the next wave in the set, grounds for the negotiation of a Treaty once a referendum on a womenís legislature succeeds, are more certain.

28 February, 2013

recognition

NSW Reconciliation Council [Fb], thereís certainly strong bi partisan support and commitment to a referendum insulting Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, as recognition in a misogynist relic seething with the same doctrine of male privilege at cause of the massacres, dispossession and ongoing atrocities, would achieve. What pompous, disingenuous misfits would contemplate such a strategy, inveigled as it is in the humiliation of women and culture. Such bipartisan support is just more tiresome evidence of the rank stupidity in which advocates of male privilege have bathed daily for centuries. The way the Constitution treats women is just plain dispicable. Are you comfortable the women in your family are considered the property of men, at law? Do you really want to make that official for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women? Since when did reconciliation mean subjugating women to male ownership? Reconciliation is as much about what washed up on these shores two centuries ago as what was already here, and will be advanced when thereís strong bi partisan support for a referendum on a womenís legislature to remedy the cause of atrocities, not through thoughtless insults and mindless commitments to misogyny. Thereís a clear, inevitable process here which will in all probability achieve overwhelming public support. The the next step is provision of womenís legislatures State and Federal, from which genuine treat negotiations can proceed. In itís present form, Australia's Constitution is anathema to treaty, unless of course youíre one of the dwindling rump of Victorian era misogynists unconcerned the law condemns women to the status of male property.

27 February, 2013

control

ďConstitution of Australia [Fb] "OPINION: Governor-General, Current Prime Minister, and 3 High Court Justices are all female. There are female members in the federal, state and territory parliaments across the country. There are more women in Australian police forces than ever before. I don't think we need an all female legislature; that would only further entrench inequality. We need to work together regardless of gender, race, ethnicity or sexuality. What may be true of the past isn't reflected in practice today. Australia has come a long way since federation though this journey isn't reflected in the current words of the Constitution.Ē

Australiaís Prime Minister was appointed by a blatantly sexist and discriminatory Cabinet comprising seventeen men and five women. All senior government appointments, including the Governor-General and High Court justices, were made by massive majorities of men, same with the State's and Territories. Men control Australia according to the terms of a rancid Victorian era misogynist relic of a Constitution, the nationís primary instrument of governance, under which sexism and racism have always been deeply entrenched. Women in Australia today live with the same rates of sexual violence men experience in gaols. Providing women with exactly the same right to legislatures as men granted themselves is the remedy for inequality, there is no other. Working together means recognising difference not pretending difference doesnít exist. If women and men achieve equality, all communities comprised of women and men achieve equality. Australiaís Constitution is unchanged since Federation with regard to achieveing equality between women and men. Governance by agreement between womenís and menís legislatures is the only solution. The empowerment of women is a transition from subjugation to legislative equality, a journey culminating with a successful referendum on the question: ďDo you agree to an amendment to the Constitution to enable equal rights between women and men?Ē, which would succeed next weekend since thereís hardly anyone left in Australia who doesnít support equal rights between women and men.

25 February, 2013

the question

The referendum question to achieve equitable governance is this:

ďDo you agree to an amendment to the Constitution to enable equal rights between women and men?".

A successful outcome would amend the Constitution to deliver governance by agreement between a womenís legislature, elected by women and a menís legislature, elected by men, in a Parliament led by a Cabinet comprising an equal number of women and men appointed by the legislatures, presided over by a Council of Governors-General comprising an equal number of distinguished senior women and men appointed by the Cabinet, accompanied by Courts of womenís and menís jurisdiction.

Since thereís hardly anyone left in Australia who doesnít support equal rights between women and men, the proposal would receive overwhelming support at a referendum conducted next weekend. Itís simple, inevitable, entirely the streamlining of existing resources to achieve a more equitable and efficient outcome, and consistent with the global leadership of which Australians are eminently capable.

24 February, 2013

relic

Australia's Constitution, the nationís primary instrument of governance, is a rancid Victorian era misogynist relic that regards women as the property of men. Women were prohibited from attending the first Federal Parliament, so the Parliament enfranchised women as menís property in accordance with the convention the Constitution prescribes, a convention no legislation enacted under itís authority can overcome. Men control Australia, at law. Majorities of men control all appointments to high office, including Governor-General, Prime Minister and High Court justice. By contrast, Aboriginal tradition celebrates equality between women and men as the First Peopleís Congress, with an equal number of women and men at all levels, demonstrates. Fix the Constitution to include a womenís legislature then treaty with Aborigines over recognition. If women and men achieve equality, all communities comprised of women and men equality. Anything less is simply more of the same insidious male privilege introduced two centuries ago at cause of discrimination and dispossession in the first place. A conversation on recognition of Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander peoples in a Constitution which subjugates women is breathtaking in itís profound ignorance and intellectual incompetence of the facts under the discussion. 7p> 23 February, 20133

property

Women were prohibited from speaking to, or voting on, the legislation which became Australiaís Constitution, and from attending the first Australian Parliament, so the Parliament enfranchised women as the property of men in accordance with the convention the Constitution prescribes. Amend the Constitution to provide a womenís legislature and end this despicable humiliation!

22 February, 20133

gender matters

You can't tell folk who've been discriminated against because of their gender that gender doesn't matter. Obviously it does, sufficiently to have been discriminated against. Women matter, sufficiently to be included equitably in governance with women's legislatures alongside the men's, surely?

21 February, 2013

transition

Women and men are different from men, otherwise they would never have had to overcome discrimination to participate in governance. The provision of womenís and menís legislatures is the purest expression of difference.

The current inclusion of women in governance by male consent through enfranchisement laws is a transition to governance by agreement between womenís and menís legislatures, a transition necessary to provide women requisite experience. Having achieved proficiency in the offices of Governor-General, Prime Minister, Attorney-General, Speaker of the House of Representatives and High Court Justice, Australian women have already achieved sufficient experience to convene a womenís legislature.

It should also be noted that a majority of modern legislatures convene a womenís caucus, a precursor to legislative status, UN Women the global example.

20 February, 2013

fix the discrimination, fix the policy

I read once that Ms Gillard was considered by many the better candidate for Prime Minister of Australia before the 2007 election, but Mr Rudd got the job over concerns the electorate wasnít ready for a female PM, albeit that responsibility for policy defaults to a blatantly sexist and discriminatory Cabinet of seventeen men and five women, not the PM. Fix the discrimination, fix the policy, especially since Ms Gillardís parliamentary career with regard to popularity, thus far, bears significant similarities with that of UN Women CEO, Michelle Bachelet, who ultimately achieved overwhelming public acclaim.

18 February, 2013

lost the plot

Global warming is the most obvious evidence male privilege lost the plot; the only way forward is equality with women.

16 February 2013

survival

Parliaments globally withhold womenís rights, there are no womenís legislatures, only legislatures men allow women to attend. Constitutional reform to provide for womenís legislatures is the obvious option in constitutional, bicameral, parliamentary democracies. Iíve achieved no success whatsoever and donít expect to. Itís for women to decide whether a legislature might equitably promote their gender, the kudos will always remain with women if the matter is decided in the affirmative. Iím only here because men will become extinct, we all will, if women arenít equitably empowered, and soon.

14 February, 2013

appearance

Australiaís Constitution considers women the property of men - women were prohibited from attending the nationís first Parliament, so the Parliament enfranchised women as menís property in accordance with the convention the Constitution prescribes, a convention no legislation enacted under itís authority can overcome. So women in politics is about whether menís property is attractive or not. Under Australiaís Constitution, the notion that women might have something to contribute to law and politics, other than an attractive appearance as determined by men, is as patently absurd today as it was in Victorian era England. That a bloke has been caught up in this period drama is testament to the disconnect between the Constitution and the people which has for some time rendered good governance dysfunctional, a dilemma which can only be remedied with a referendum to include a womenís legislature.

9 February, 2013

the flag

The Aboriginal flag represents governance by agreement between womenís and menís assemblies, the Commonwealth flag by assemblies men allow women to attend.

The Aboriginal flag is the flag of Australia.

26 January, 2013

pickle

An imbalance of power between women and men got us into this pickle, womenís legislatures will get us out.

21 January, 2013

soon to become

My view is Australia will soon become a republic with governance in the tradition of Aboriginal sovereignty, by agreement between womenís and menís legislatures, presided over elders in the form of a Council of Governors-General, comprising an equal number of women and men. Sovereignty transfers from the male privilege model introduced onto the continent two centuries ago, to the equal rights model of Aboriginal tradition. The first business of the republic will be to negotiate a Treaty with Aborigines, which canít be legitimately conducted until the Courts recognise a womenís jurisdiction, consistent with Aboriginal jurisprudence. What greater honour than for the Queen to transfer Sovereignty to distinguished seniors presided over the first womenís legislature of the modern era. A referendum to amend the Constitution to provide for equal rights between women and men would receive overwhelming support if conducted next weekend. Honours under an equal rights republic would be awarded equitably.

21 January, 2013

Church interferes with equality

Sydney University appointed five women and five men to the new St Johnís college council, the Church appointed six men. Without the Church the council would be in perfect gender balance, albeit with a discriminatory male Chair and no coexisting womenís equivalent.

21 January, 2013

organisational equality

Tom Calma put up his hand with a proposal for gender equality in governance when the incoming Labor government sought a national body after ATSIC, which got the nod. The model provides for male and female co-chairs and a board of directors and assembly comprised of an equal number of women and men. It lends itself to the tradition of womenís and menís assemblies presided over by elders, albeit as yet without the assurrance of autonomous representation separate women's and men's legislative assemblies provides.

20 January, 2013

none of their business

Male anthropologists and their dependants spent two centuries concluding men boss over women in Aboriginal communities, because womenís business was none of their business, how stupid is that; thanks Dr Diane Bell.

16 January, 2013

religious organisations

The nub of problems with religious organisations is male control, not religion per se, so fair inclusion laws for women on corporate boards of directors currently being implemented in Australia by Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick should be extended to all organisations in receipt of government funding, in much the same way as the US Congress implemented fair inclusion laws for women in the financial industry in response to the GFC.

16 January, 2013

misogynist capitalism finished

A male saturated finance industry collapsed the global economy five years ago, thus the first proactive response of the US Congress to the GFC to enact fair inclusion laws for women. Misogynist capitalism is in itís death throes, as further evidenced with the global campaign for the fair inclusion of women on boards of directors gains traction.

14 January, 2013

opportunity

If giving men and women the same opportunity to contribute is the goal the standout concern beyond education, employment, entrepreneurship and equity on boards of directors, is governance, the opportunity for women to exercise power equitably with men in Australiaís parliaments.

Australiaís parliaments are comprised of legislatures men allow women to attend as provided by a Constitution enacted in legislatures from which women were prohibited.

The culmination of the transition from the subjugation of women to genuine equality between women and men must, necessarily, include constitutional reform.

A republic governed by agreement between womenís and menís legislatures, administered by a Cabinet and presied over by a Council of Governors-General, each comprising an equal number of women and men, accompanied by courts of womenís and menís jurisdiction, would suffice.

Thank goodness for constitutional, bicameral, parliamentary democracy.

14 January, 20132

womenís reproductive rights

Whatís the best way to protect womenís reproductive rights in the years ahead?

To place the question in perspective, modern culture is in transition from the denial of women as equals of men, to parity.

The first, and lengthy stage of this transition is accomplished with the approach women and men are indistinguishable, women can do precisely what men can do, essential to increase womenís opportunity and access to skill levels equivalent to men.

Reproduction grinds since biologically, itís overwhelmingly a womenís experience; the contradiction between being the same culturally yet different biologically can confuse.

However, once a critical mass of equitable skill levels has been achieved, I would argue this is now the case in Australia, the denial of difference collapses and recognition of gendered rights and responsibilities returns, though equitable and no longer discriminatory in favour of men.

The reproduction debate emphasises difference at a time when difference is becoming vogue.

What weíre witnessing is the culmination of the transition to equity, when difference is consolidated, women regain control of their reproduction and live autonomously with men.

The best way to protect womenís reproductive rights in the years ahead is to move on from the cultural mindset women are the same as men, and embrace difference, where rights are concerned, most especially at law.

The doctrine justice is blind to gender difference is the first casualty; where once women had no rights, then the same rights men control, in the future women will secure their own rights, and control those rights in negotiation with men.

Much will be identical, though interpreted in gendered jurisdictions; reproductive rights will be proactive towards women consistent with biological imperative Ė men make sperm, women make babies.

13 January, 2013

failed manhood misogynistsy

Failed manhood misogynists should be charged with bringing their gender into disrepute.

14 January, 2013

inclusion

No woman in Australia can vote or become a member of any of the nationís parliaments without prior male consent. Men control Australia, at law, exclusively, entirely and autonomously. All offices in the nation, from prime Minister to clerk, are controlled by male privilege. Let the facts be known, inclusion will follow. A referendum on the provision of womenís legislatures would would receive overwhelming support if conducted this weekend, and would resolve the problem of achieving womenís equitable empowerment with men, in perpetuity.

14 January 2013

rape arrived with Europeans

"Show me one society in human history that has never had rape", I was asked. Well what can you expect when virtually the entire sample base was assembled from the ethnocentricity of male privilege evidenced from communities men control. It took male anthropologists two centuries to learn from a female colleague, Dr Diane Bell, through ethnographies conducted on country independently of men, of the status, equitable with men, of Aboriginal womenís business, Ďbecause it was none of their businessí. Empowered women donít permit their own kind to be raped and so it is in Aboriginal traditions. Rape arrived with Europeans. A propensity to violence has already been largely contained with the empowerment of women; there remains the provision of a womenís legislature to ensure closure.

13 January, 2013

the Middle East

The dismantling of male privilege, not the inequitable distribution of wealth male privilege commands, is the remedy for problems in the Middle East.The revolution is already advanced and essentially at cause of progressive reforms in the Middle East and globally. Yet the indifference to women in this article is palpable; of 3914 words, 34 are devoted to women, the majority of which characterise women as male attendants with the claim women ďhave been taking their scarf pins to help attach ĎKeep Egypt Cleaní signs to menís shirtsĒ. Just more of the same male privilege propaganda thatís being destroying the Earth for centuries, in yet another tiresome package complete with the cynical use of a woman as poster propaganda. The assumption men can liberate the world then liberate women is nonsensical, misinformed and misguided.

No mention of the subjugation of women. No comprehension an imbalance of power between women and men is essentially at cause of social injustice. Utter indifference to the wave of womenís attempts to achieve power equitably with men thatís sweeping the Middle East, and to the revolution already well under way, the empowerment of women globally, thatís making a massive difference and essentially driving progressive reforms. Just more of the same male privilege in another package, with the cynical use of a woman as poster propaganda. The assumption men can liberate the world then liberate women is misguided, nonsensical and tiresome. Achieve genuine equality between women and men and all the rest will follow.

10 January, 2013

*Anne Moir & David Jessel: 'Brainsex - The Real Difference Between Men and Women'

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