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When white men whine and complain, investigations are swift: Does the ABC investigate when right wing extremists and fascist panelists upset viewers? Like Steve Bannon or Blair’s Cottrell? I think I know the answer. about.abc.net.au/statements/abc… #qanda
And when white men whine and complain, ministers are swift to issue statements #qanda #Australia
It’d be brilliant if Paul Fletcher & #Australian govt announced investigation into actual misogynist violence vs women in this country, into racist misogyny that subjects women of colour to multiple forms of violence & oppression,rather than imaginary scenarios of violence vs men
On #qanda on Monday, I asked where the Trump-wannabe PM of #Australia is taking the country with talk of banning secondary boycotts at a time when people around the world are risking their lives in protests. And now this ☝🏽
The irony of the ABC investigating Monday’s #qanda episode because of my language & insistence on profanity as political tool. It’s delicious irony because I talked about #Ugandan feminist scholar Dr. Stella Nyanzi who is in prison for her use of profanity
So it’s especially rich that that Australian Minister for Communication Paul Fletcher highlights “offensive language” here. What is more profane? My saying “fuck,” Stella Nyanzi offending Museveni w/profanity, or the actual violence vs women that Nyanzi & I insist on calling out?
And as for “called for or endorsed violence,” here’s what I said on #qanda on Monday
And I also said this - that an imaginary scenario of violence against men is more disturbing to people than the actual, factual, daily violence by men against women. #qanda
One of these days I will meet Stella Nyanzi & will tell her that when she was in prison in #Uganda for lanaguage that “offended” her country’s dictator,I talked about her using deliberately profane language that led to investigation of TV show bec it offended #Australian minister
Fuck civility. Fuck the patriarchy.
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