Just received from Bettina Arndt, who’ll be giving a talk at the Chicago conference:
Pretty cheeky title for my new YouTube video today: Men Work, Women Complain. Of course, I am not suggesting women are a bunch of slackers. I’m just letting off steam about a topic that has driven me crazy for decades – the constant whining about the unfair burden of women’s second shift. How often do you see media stories talking about exhausted women carrying an unfair load of housework and childcare whilst lazy men benefit from their labours?
This is one of the favoured themes of modern feminism but like most of their complaints, it’s a load of hogwash. The true picture is very different. In Australia, the US and many European countries, research clearly shows that overall men and women contribute equally to households, if you add together paid plus unpaid work.
My little video gives you all the data to prove it. This is the first of what I plan as an occasional shorter video – a quickie for those of you who prefer things short and sweet.
Here’s the video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjd4opwZ-qI
Please help me promote it. I’d love more subscribers if you haven’t yet signed up. It really helps me get better promotion from YouTube where I am really up against it with constant bans on advertising and hiding of my videos. Telling the truth about feminist lies makes me very unpopular with the PC folk who run the site.
The battle to stop rape being adjudicated on campuses
I was delighted to have 2GB radio star Alan Jones backing my campaign to alert people to the move by Sydney University to introduce regulations to adjudicate rape on campus. Here’s the interview I did with him last week.
I’ve sent out my letters to members of the Sydney University Senate, providing them with all the evidence about the damage caused to American colleges from getting involved with such cases. I’ve heard that Vice Chancellor Michael Spence has been busy reassuring his board that he has legal advice saying there’s no risk with this move. Sure, I imagine President Obama also had plenty of feminist lawyers advising him that it was a brilliant idea to push universities in this direction and look how that turned out.
I’m busily reaching out to serious players in the Sydney University scene, pulling together a coalition of people to plan further action on this issue. Please let me know if you can add to the list.
Sixty Minutes and false rape accuser Sarah Jane Parkinson
The other big excitement was the Sixty Minutes programme on Sarah Jane Parkinson. It’s been pretty irritating this week to have endless people alerting me to the promotion of the programme, which featured a Canberra prison guard, Dan Jones, who was falsely imprisoned after Parkinson’s fake rape allegations. They obviously missed the fact that I broke this story. My YouTube interview with Dan came out in January just after Parkinson was sent to jail and I’d been in contact with the family for years waiting for the right time to public. All year I’ve had a crowd-funder running to raise money for Dan’s parents– annoying that 60 Minutes refused to mention that on the programme. But the word is leaking out about the crowd-funder and we raised an additional $10,000 the night the programme went to air.
The programme actually did a good job. It was most moving seeing Dan and his family talk about their terrible ordeal. But it was very telling that police bigwigs made the decision to allow the good cop Leesa Alexander to be interviewed. Obviously, they decided her excellent work in getting Dan out of prison would detract from the appalling behaviour of the crooked cops who helped Parkinson spin her web of lies about rape and domestic violence. It was amazing to listen to the actual interviews between Alexander and Parkinson, as this evil woman tried to implicate Dan’s family through further false allegations.
But let’s hope this spin doesn’t detract from the very real issues that need addressing regarding this case. Action needs to be taken against the corrupt police and a proper investigation into the glaring deficiencies in our current legal system allowing women to make false allegations which resulted in wrongful imprisonment. I have had dozens of people write to me reporting similar cases. I will be following up with videos on some of these.
The Jones parents need proper compensation for spending their life savings trying to protect their son. On my crowd-funding page you will see details of how to write to the ACT Attorney General seeking an ex gratia payment for them. But it looks like the Jones family may be able to take legal action as well. I’ll keep you posted.
Until next time, Tina
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