So that's what we're doing on Friday night
That brought a big smile to my face.
Jet-lagged and partied out
She's 17. At that age her recovery time will still be amazing.
Sorry for writing so long.
All the memories are good.
I have 10 years on Matthew and significantly more left wing leanings so my memories a coloured differently. But what is the same is the recognition that Mandela was a genuine force in the world. You could argue it was all hype and politics but that would be blinding yourself to the simple fact that his name and his voice changed more than just one nation.
He became a focus of attention and then took that attention and used it to change South Africa and to some degree to change the world. He could so easily have been a bitter selfish leader, but he wasn't. He took the power he was given and tried to make a better country and a better world.
For me he will always be what politicians should at least try to be, a statesman.
I assume everyone disagreeing with Edgeler thinks editorial indepedence is a dumb idea?
No, it isn't a dumb idea. What is dumb however is to believe for a second that editorial independence exists in talkback radio. The format is designed to attract controversy and the owners/editors have demonstrated time and again that they only care about advertisers dollars.
That is why the public protest was appropriate.
Because they denied the existence of Amy’s rape
Well, I’m reasonably sure that didn’t happen.
Correct. Amy was a reporter, not a survivor.
My bad, "Amy’s rape" was meant to equal “the rape Amy reported upon” not “the rape of Amy”
talking about the rape rather than how important it was to get rid of two people
How about you ask Graeme that.
But if you ask me it's because talking about rape is hard and talking about abstracts like free speech is easy
But if you're asking why it is important that the two broadcasters are off air - here is my opinion
Because they were rape apologists and rape enablers
Because they denied the existence of Amy's rape
Because they could not see that what they did was in any way wrong
Because they could not apologize
Because their voices make money for Media works (well not that much)
Because their voices were loud and the voices of the victims are not
Because our society continues to accept rape and excuse rape
Because they were examples of a society that blames the girls
Not because it was simple ... but because it was the right thing to do
Clearly they need a terminology update …
It's RAPE dammit.
That's the bit where 17 and 18 year old rapists put their penises into the vaginas of 13 year old girls too drunk to resist.
And you men are arguing about whether you have the correct word and whether a public protest about apologists and enablers took the correct form.
Perhaps you should back up and start to think about how to stop your sons from raping so that we never ever have to have this discussion again.
Ok I think this might have gotten to me a little.