Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Australian Leftist politician says paternalistic things to a conservative woman politician
Cameron is a former Scottish unionist, and there are no more bitter haters than they
The Left of the Labor Party claim they have the moral authority on most issues, but particularly women’s issues, including sexism, women’s rights and equal opportunity in the workplace.
Think of Labor’s feminist warriors, including Deputy Labor Leader Tanya Plibersek and senior frontbencher Penny Wong. Some women look up to these politicians to call out wrongs perpetrated against women.
Neither are shrinking violets and both of them are from the Left.
But where was the outrage last night - and indeed today - about what their fellow Left factional warrior Doug Cameron said to Employment Minister Michaelia Cash while the Senate was debating the Registered Organisation Commission Bill.
“Senator Cormann, I know you have to be there to hold the Minister’s hand,” Senator Cameron said.
“So maybe just hold the Minister’s hand and stop interjecting, would be a good start. That would be a good start.”
“The Minister can’t handle the Bill on her own … She needs Senator Cormann there to chaperone her through this Bill. I’ve never see this before with a senior minister in the Government.”
Basically, Senator Cameron accused Senator Cash of needing a man beside her to do a job properly.
Can you imagine the outrage if Immigration Minister Peter Dutton or Treasurer Scott Morrison said this? The feminazis would be lining up to attack such a ridiculous comment.
But where are they today? No where.
I know politics is robust and requires a thick skin but if we want women to be treated fairly and with respect than this rubbish needs to be called out. Senator Cameron, you should be ashamed of yourself.
But more than that, the shame sits more heavily on the women in the Chamber who said nothing while he spewed his ridiculous comments.