That's interesting Deborah. In Palmerston North a dick on a John Key billboard and boobs on a Labour billboard. That's the same themes on the National and Labour billboards in Dunedin.
Maybe it's just a coincidence of hoons.
Think you're onto something really big here, Pete. Judging from my limited knowledge of classical Roman graffiti, this secret society of dick and tit favouring vandals is older than the Catholic Church.
Lastly, all of us need to realise that the desires we have for our schools and students, need to be modelled and lived in our communities and in our wider society.
Oh yes this. My local school is 1/3 kura kaupapa. My naive assumption was that te reo would pour out of the those classes and 'infect' the rest of the school. After seeing the place for around 5 years I'm pretty convinced that that isn't really happening, the rest of the kura seems about on par with standard schools (um, I think, maybe my perception is skewed).
I think that's because the tamariki from the kura speak Māori in class, but they don't really use Māori with non-Māori speakers. And why would they? Why should they? - easier to speak English.
For those of us who want our kids to learn more te reo than we did, the onus is on us to encourage them to use it - at home, in the community.
Schools can support that, but if Māori is taught and used only in school it will largely stay only in school. The best thing we can do is become more proficient ourselves.
You should read Meteria's third reading speech on the Foreshore and Seabed bill - about a third of the way down this page.
This Parliament is at a pivotal moment in our nation’s history: to return to our paternalistic past, or take the path of justice and peace, and we are about to blow it. We will blow it on greed, on the desire for power, on intellectual fallacies, and on political expediency. All New Zealanders will hold this Parliament to account for the wrong that the Government is about to commit. For Māori, we have been here before and, no doubt, we will be here again, defending our right to be Māori in our own country. We welcome our Pākehā friends and colleagues who object to this raupatu in their name, to join us in this struggle. Together, we will continue to seek justice and peace in our country—ka whawhaitonumātouake, ake, ake.
I guess you could claim that she's sold out and would vote differently now - though that isn't what you did claim - but you'd need to provide some evidence, especially as your initial claim was really quite wrong.
I have no words. Nice for you that you don’t have to care.
[oh wait, I do, do you actually think that you've "elevated the entire roastbusters debate" or was that retweet deliberately ironic?]
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Some of you should go read WE NEED TO CHANGE HOW WE TALK ABOUT RAPE. It is, as far as I can tell, written by a man, basically to men. So it’s worth reading.
(Deal with the caps lock, you get used to it and it’s worth getting past it.)
[Should say there's some pretty triggering stuff in there, apologies for adding this late]
Where did they stop making it clear that speaking up wasn't futile?
I don't think that actually happened. Could be wrong but my recollection of events goes something like:
1) Make it clear to Amy and listeners that speaking up is futile
2) Apologise for any offence caused by reasonable position that speaking up is futile
3) Hang up on callers / throw Hooten out
4) Stop discussing it at all
5) Get stood down
In the middle there they did stop saying speaking up was futile, but the words were still on the table, not retracted. Impact can be seen in places like this, where not many women are speaking up, and those that do are frequently ignored.
Anne R. has said much more of interest than anyone else on this page, maybe this whole damn thread. Quick cis dudes, let's not acknowledge her.
(Honest, I'm going to enjoy the last of the sun, promise)
Maybe if you dropped the link to your blog in twitter a bit more you'd have more readers.
It's not fucking about you.
Now I'm done. Lovely evening.
(Apologies if this has already been said in comments, I skimmed 177 of them.)
No, I don’t think it has. And it was good, thanks.
I take your point about how easy it is for many of us cis guys to congratulate ourselves and each other on our right-on-ness.
On the other hand, it’s sometimes really hard to see these comments made by other guys and say, ah, I’ll leave it for a woman to answer that, that can be their job. Maybe especially on a post concentrating on Tamihere and Jackson’s ‘freedom of speech’, why should you have to bother? But maybe excuses.
But yeah, I’m done. Lovely evening.