‘Me too’ movement
Response to the letter by William Bielefieldt, "The gender imbalance", September 27.
Once again Mr Bielefieldt is in step with political correctness and the theory of gender equality while being out of step with reality. If a male MP complained that unnamed women had made him feel bullied, he'd be called a whimp. And rightly so!
Radical feminists and their supporters who promote the idea that women can drink, smoke, swear, punch and play football as good as any bloke need to stop and think.
This is what you want, stop complaining! Equality campaigners like Anna Sudmalis, Julie Banks, Julie Bishop, Penny Wong, and Tanya Plibersek need a wake up call!
These women who believe women and men are equal in every way, and want to go head to head with men in the rough world of politics have to stop whinging and learn to take it.
At times these women are very good at dishing up abuse and insults, but as soon as insults and abuse come their way they play the public victim of the #Me Too movement.
And perhaps Mr Bielefieldt could stop being an advocate for stupid modern thinking that embraces political correctness and social engineering.
Adrian Devlin, Fairy Meadow
Residential aged care has now become big business and is getting bigger by the day.
The current government subsidies a burgeoning private sector driven by the pursuit of profits to the tune of billions of dollars.
There seems to be no end of short cuts when it comes to profit making even to the point of costing lives.
One of the reasons their is a shortage of qualified nursing staff and the abysmally low salaries, aged care workers are paid a base rate of between $20.12 and $24.44 an hour depending on their level.
They rely heavily on shift work allowances and weekend penalty rates but we all know this current government is anti that.
The Australian bureau of statistics at this stage puts the national average wage at over $1500 a week so this to me doesn't add up.
This will put a lot of pressure on Morrison as his backbenchers will be watching him.
Matty Ryan, Fairy meadow
No concept of fairness
There is no doubt that in this century we are seeing dramatic changes to every aspect of our societies and in some cases 180-degree changes occurring to some societal norms. We see noisy, irrational, and nasty groups trying to bring about changes to the outcomes of national elections because they can’t accept the result; trying to eradicate free speech: and even remove the “presumption of innocence” from our legal systems from those whose political or philosophical beliefs they don’t agree with.
The belief seems to be: if you join a “lynch mob” of like-minded people and scream out your beliefs often enough you can force the rest of society to cower and submit to those beliefs, even turn truths into lies.
It would seem these types of people never realise that there might be a silent majority that oppose their views and that their system of mob rule will eventually impact negatively on them or their loved ones. They have no concept of the term “fairness”, or that people have some freedom to say and think what they want and vote accordingly in any election.
Richard Burnett, Wollongong