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Elite sport remains a cesspit of casual misogyny
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The message from Di Patston was desperate. "I am sitting here in the team room doing my job and I can't stop crying. What did I do to you? You have barely known me a day. I am so humiliated by this."
These are the words she is said to have written to Wallabies five-eighth Kurtley Beale, after the feckless player decided it would be a merry little jape to traduce a blameless professional in front of the entire squad. To be precise, he allegedly circulated a photograph of an overweight nude woman labelled "Di".
Unfortunately, the idiot also copied in Patston herself by mistake, unleashing a maelstrom of controversy that has since triggered the resignation of Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie.
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The unedifying episode is one to suggest that Australia has yet to embrace the notion of women in power. Two years after Julia Gillard electrified Parliament with a barnstorming denunciation of Tony Abbott – "I will not be lectured about sexism and misogyny by this man" – precious little has changed. Patston has found her reputation shredded, all because she happened to infiltrate a team-room environment still regarded as the exclusive province of "the boys".
But the problem is not purely an Antipodean one. In Britain, the elevation of women to positions of prominence in the sporting sphere continues to elicit reactions of toe-curling immaturity. Chelsea first-team doctor Eva Carneiro, who has an MSc in sport and exercise medicine, emerged on the pitch at Manchester City last month to be goaded with the chant: "Get your t--- out for the lads." Sport, in far more areas than we would care to admit, remains a seething cesspool of casual misogyny and worse.
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From male-dominated sports bodies, we wait in vain for a semblance of leadership in stamping out the sexism in their midst. At least the Women's Tennis Association acted swiftly last week to condemn Russian Tennis Federation president Shamil Tarpischev for his description of Venus and Serena Williams as the "Williams brothers", a deplorable comment rightly branded by Serena herself as "racist, sexist bullying". From the International Tennis Federation, however, there has come not a word of censure. "Silence has been deafening," says Martina Navratilova. Likewise, the International Olympic Committee, of which Tarpischev is a member, has yet to impose any form of exemplary sanction.
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Look at the National Football League. It has taken the Ray Rice scandal, where the former Baltimore Ravens running back was pictured knocking wife Janay out cold in an Atlantic City casino, to blow the lid off gridiron's ingrained leniency on issues of domestic violence. Why did the NFL not act on the video footage for months? Why was Ray McDonald, of the San Francisco 49ers, allowed to play on regardless, when police had arrived at his home in the dead of night to find his pregnant wife with cuts and bruises all over her arms?
Similarly vexed questions present themselves in the case of Ched Evans. This wretched individual was found guilty of rape, served half of a five-year prison sentence, and continues to display not a shred of remorse while the woman he attacked has been forced, terrified of the vitriol from his supporters, to move address and change her identity. A petition to prevent him ever representing Sheffield United again has been signed by 150,000 people, and yet the club is weighing up whether to offer him a fresh contract. And where, pray, is the Professional Footballers' Association in all of this? In denial, as usual.
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This is where sport can be irredeemably deluded. So often, the impulse is to rustle up some excuse for the male perpetrator, rather than to spare the most fleeting thought for the female victim.
One wonders why Beale is being reintegrated into the Wallabies, when Patston is understood to be receiving medication for stress over the mess that he created in her career. One despairs at the suggestions of "rehabilitating" rapist Evans within football when a young woman bears the scars of his crime for a lifetime.And one is aghast at the notion of a redemptive outcome for Pistorius, when poor Reeva Steenkamp will never draw another breath.
Truly, sport is among society's most stubborn patriarchies of all.
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Old 28th October 2014, 10:51 AM
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And yet again Peter FitzSimons comes through with the goods

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The Wallabies, we are told by skipper Michael Hooper, are to have a "truth session", where they will all get together in a closed room, bare their souls and try to clear the air over the whole Kurtley Beale saga. Guys, can I go first, as a kind of facilitator, to say a few things that I think need to be said? And can we have everyone who has been involved back in the room, please, just for this session?

Good, thanks.

First up is you, Ms Di Patston. You have our apologies. Through no fault of your own, you have been right in the centre of this whole mess. You have been harassed, treated unprofessionally and had your name dragged through the mud, all for something you didn't do. Not just the team, but the whole Australian rugby community is sorry for what you have been through, and wishes you well. We understand your desire to leave the room now and thank you for it, so hard truths can be spoken without fear of further hurting you. If you can just wait a few minutes, Bill Pulver himself will be ready to drive you to the airport.

Now to you, Kurtley Beale. Kurtley, I have to ask: what the F--- were you thinking, sending a text like that? Seriously, what on earth was going through your head? Mate, despite it all, there are some of us who hope you survive this, but you have only one hope to do so. Hold a news conference. Tell the truth. Say, "There are bad mistakes, there are shocking mistakes that sheer take your breath away for their stupidity and malice, and then there is me sending that text with that obscene image, followed by my public humiliation of Ms Patston on that flight. Listen, I am SORRY. I publicly ask her forgiveness and that of the rugby community. It won't happen again, and I have voluntarily signed up for a counselling course on treatment of women in the 21st century." Something like that. And mean it, OK, Kurtley? Probably best you see your way out now, too, so the rest of us can thrash this out. In fact, thinking on it, could you at least offer to drive Ms Patston to the airport? It just might help.
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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-2...er-gap/5848972


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Australia ranks 24th in the world for closing the gender gap, an annual international survey says.

The World Economic Forum's annual index measured equality across four areas: economic participation, education, health and political empowerment.

Australia scored highly in education and made a slight improvement on workplace issues like wages and the number of women in senior positions.

The report also stated Australia had fewer women in political roles.

Currently, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is the only woman in Federal Cabinet.

Last year Australia ranked 24 on the gender gap index, while in 2006 it was ranked 15th.

Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick said the results reflected the change in the Federal Government.

"If I compare to last year, when we had a female prime minister and we had more women in the cabinet, it's not surprising that our ranking has gone backwards in that dimension," she said.

"But I do think it is an area we will need to put an additional focus on."

Nordic countries continued to dominate the top positions, with Iceland, Finland and Norway seen as having done the most to reduce the gender gap.

Rwanda ranked seventh, because it had the most women in parliament; while the Philippines ranked ninth because of the high numbers of women attaining education qualifications and professional jobs.
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The double-edged sword of gender equality

http://www.randalolson.com/2014/06/1...nder-equality/

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Yesterday, I charted the trends in Bachelor’s degrees conferred to women in the U.S. using the NCES 2013 Digest of Education Statistics, and found that there has been a glaring gender disparity in Computer Science and Engineering majors for more than 40 years. In that post, I focused on the gender disparity in CS&E, but my readers were quick to point out that there are also glaring gender disparities in favour of women in certain majors as well.

To better visualize these gender disparities, I inverted yesterday’s chart and plotted the percentage of Bachelor’s degrees conferred to men over time below. You can download the data set used for this chart here.

In the Health Professions, men face an altogether different kind of gender discrimination. Perhaps best highlighted by the 2000 film Meet the Parents, male nurses are often the butt of a joke because they’re working in what is considered a “traditionally female” profession. Societal pressures steer men away from these “traditionally female” professions, just as they do for women in professions that are “traditionally male.” Yet how often do we hear about the plight of male nurses?

Gender equality is a double-edged sword. If we want to work toward gender equality for women, we need to work toward gender equality for men too. Women aren’t alone in their struggle against discrimination. It’s about time we acknowledged that.
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Does skin and hair colour affect Disney princesses' merchandise sales?

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This is the sort of govt support and validation needed after suffering what this woman has suffered... not!

Gang-rape victim Katrina Keshishian launches campaign to recover compensation lost in budget cuts
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"My rape was classified as a category three sexual assault because there were two or more offenders ... so I was meant to receive a sum anywhere between $25,000 to $50,000," she said.
After waiting six years, finally, in June this year, Ms Keshishian's claim was approved – the assessors found that she was raped.
While it processed her claim, the NSW Government retrospectively changed compensation awards for victims.
But there was a catch. Her payout had been slashed from up to $50,000 to $15,000.
"I don't think it's fair," Ms Kershishian said.
"Not to me and not to the hundreds or thousands of other people that are going through the same thing that I'm going through."
Now she has started a Change.org petition which has attracted thousands of signatures.
"To me, it says to me is that the Government doesn't care about victims," she said.
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More from Cory Bernardi. Seriously, this guy is a monstrous amalgamation of every stereotype of the religious-right. Ignorant, stupid, fairy-tale-worshiping, violence-encouraging, misogynistic, anti-freedom, knuckle-dragging dumbfuckery all rolled into one loud-mouthed package.

Cory Bernardi's "enlightened" views on domestic violence
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Fuck. Me.

And this clown is in parliament. Fair dinkum...

And don't read the comments for this article. You will want to hurl things at your monitor...
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Ahhh, Cory...

Now claims to have been taken out of context. I'd love to see a transcript. Had a quick search, none appear to be available.
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