celebrating supervision

Violence is the outcome of an imbalance of power.

Nina Funnell writes: "Recent Bureau of Statistics figures show that in 30 years there has been a minuscule 1.5 per cent decrease in violence against women in Australia".

A two per cent error margin implies "the possibility of no drop, or even of an increase".

"one in two women will be physically assaulted at some point in their lives and one in three women will be sexually assaulted.

"what young women endure in their everyday lives would for men be considered prison conditions.

White Ribbon campaign against male violence towards women patrons, Bob Hawke and Sir Ninian Stephen, introduced the Susan Ryan styled 1984 Sex Discrimination Act under a Constitution with provision for neither women's legislatures nor a women's jurisdiction at law.

For all their efforts, women remain under male supervision, best conducted without violence.

Absent the requirement for governance comprising women's and men's legislatures presided over by an executive of elders accompanied by courts of women's and men's jurisdiction, Australia's Constitution offers women nothing.

14 November, 2008