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Old 25th May 2017, 08:47 PM
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Gillian Triggs warns of increasing sexist attacks against women in public life
The outgoing Australian Human Rights Commission president says there is clear evidence of this ‘serious regression’


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Women in Australian public life face mounting attacks which constitute a “serious regression” of human rights, the outgoing Australian Human Rights Commission president, Gillian Triggs, has warned.

In her final Senate estimates before she concludes her five-year term in July, Triggs offered an extended meditation on the role of women in public life, concluding there was “clear evidence” of mounting sexist attacks.

Triggs defended her record but expressed concern about the impact of the QUT and Bill Leak section 18C racially discriminatory speech cases.

The Labor leader in the Senate, Penny Wong, and the Greens senator Nick McKim offered heartfelt tributes to Triggs’s contribution to public life, praising her dignity and courage in office.

While president of the commission Triggs faced fierce criticism from Coalition politicians over the accuracy of her evidence to committees, and was famously asked by the attorney general to resign her independent statutory office over a critical report about refugees in detention.

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An interesting read from today's Guardian. Domestic violence comes in all unfortunate shades, not just physical.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/...her-and-sister

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One family friend asked if Claire had been having an affair that might have “triggered” the attack, a theme that echoed some media reports. Others asked if it was because of money, because Lance resented his children, or why Claire had stayed for so long. After the initial shock, the brothers say they have grown weary of the victim-blaming that came from both the press and people they knew. “The reality is, you can’t stay and you can’t leave,” Luke says. “You have no options. And it shouldn’t be that the burden is on the victim to run away to survive.”
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Yep, it was quite a read.

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A game FB is advertising to me. Which I think must be an officially plugged-in-to-fb game although I am not 100% sure of that.

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An interesting read from today's Guardian. Domestic violence comes in all unfortunate shades, not just physical.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/...her-and-sister

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One family friend asked if Claire had been having an affair that might have “triggered” the attack, a theme that echoed some media reports. Others asked if it was because of money, because Lance resented his children, or why Claire had stayed for so long. After the initial shock, the brothers say they have grown weary of the victim-blaming that came from both the press and people they knew. “The reality is, you can’t stay and you can’t leave,” Luke says. “You have no options. And it shouldn’t be that the burden is on the victim to run away to survive.”
Thanks for posting this.

Many reminders of my ex in Lance's behaviour (rationing money, attempts to "be nice" that last only days, victim blaming, restricting access to other people, accusations of affairs and mental illness, etc...).

Only my ex is a woman, so it is even harder to convince people that she is an abuser.

EDIT: But and it is a big but, I am not in physical danger from my ex.
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A good intro to what looks like an important book on the abortion and the shaming of women because of it
http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.p...ontent=reviews
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