Thursday, October 2, 2014

Day Two: Habits Start Small

Before I get into my challenge, I have to get something off my chest. I am sickened an appalled by our current Federal Government and the xenophobic dog whistling that is going on at the moment.

HOW EFFING DARE THEY go after the soft target of Islamic women wearing head coverings. How effing dare they. We went through this ten years ago. Not again. How dare they stir up the rednecks and the bigots. Yeah, go on, inflame the "Fit in or Fuck off"crew. That's right. Even though the law didn't get though our Attorney General tried to change the laws because "everybody has the right to be a bigot."

Absolutely livid. It's enough to make me want to leave here and never come back.

For those outside of Australia, our backward, luddite, different hating, fascist regime have placed a ban on women wearing the burqa in Parliament House. Actually, no, it's not that, they will be segregated and placed in the glassed off gallery. It's this new form of government which inflames the idiots and the bigots and makes life even harder for Muslim women.

Okay, I do get that you want to know who people are when they go into Parliament House - but just like an airport, do a security check, let them pass and let them, whoever they are, get on with their business.

Just for clarification, the burqa is different to the hijab, the niqab and the chador. Here's a point of reference.

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Rednecks look at a woman with a scarf over her head and see her as a soft target.

How dare these backward hicks inflame this situation. If a woman wants to wear a burqa, she should be able to, where ever, when ever. Yes, if you're going into Parliament House, you need to prove your identity - like at an airport. Like how many women have tried to smuggle in weapons into Parliament House - or anywhere under their burqa?

We live in a polytheistic, secular society. This singling out of one group is completely unacceptable. Even more unacceptable when our Prime Moron, also the Minister Responsible for Keeping Women Tied to the Kitchen Sink came out and says "I find the burqa confronting. I wish it didn't get worn."

He finds the burqa confronting. I find this confronting.

A middle aged man in speedos - far more confronting that any woman in a burqa. Especially when it's a dangerous idiot like this.

I'm over this women in your place shit. I'm especially over this xenophobic, Islamophobic dog whistling. That it's being trumped up in the Murdoch media, even worse.

Women make up 51% of society. How come five men are king hit and everybody is up in the air about it. Up until today, 59 women have been killed by their partners this year, a by product of domestic violence. Why is nothing being done about this? Why are these domestic figures just passed off as something that happens? Why is a woman's worth less than a mans? Figures from

This inequality is absolute crap.

Oh, and while I'm here, I want to come out in full understanding of my Muslim friends, for the unequivocal right to wear what they want, when they want, wherever they are. I come at this with full support, love and acceptance. #WISH (Women in Support of Hijabis)

Okay. I've got that off my chest. I've been stewing all day. Inequality and bullying make me sick to the stomach.

Okay, so what I was supposed to be blogging about.

Abs Challenge: Done (20 sit ups, 10 crunches, 10 leg raises, 12 second plank)
I'm sipping on a green juice of spinach, cucumber, celery, green apple and mint.
I've thrown out: An old laptop case, went through my make up bag and tossed a heap of stuff I never wear, went through the medicine cabinet and tossed everything out of date, found some other toiletries I never use to be binned. Also donated two old pairs of glasses to the Lions Club via OPSM. the Lions Club recycle the frames.

I also made small work of the punching bag at the gym tonight. We call our punching bag Tony Abbott. He got hammered tonight.


Anonymous said...

Very inspiring Amanda. I love it!


Elephant's Child said...

Yes. A thousand times yes. Our esteemed (but not by me) leader makes me angry and ashamed on a daily basis.

Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Pand,

I totally agree and the bigots are alive and kicking over here - though there aren't any stupid burka bans in the UK.




Jackie K said...

Absolutely - it's dumb and offensive and silly and counterproductive to ban the burqa. Mostly offensive. But to be fair it's not "the government" or even Tony Abbott doing this. It was put out there by Bronwyn Bishop and Cory Bernadi and Jackie Lambie who are all either far right or are loonies. It will never happen, and Tony Abbott did tell them to stand down.
I'm not a fan of this government EVEN THOUGH I VOTED FOR THEM (ay ay ay - anyhoo), but I am confident they won't do this. It's a fake issue.