The Liberal Party has never been interested in women. The last time it was, Menzies was in charge; but even then, it was only the stay-at-home wives who got a look in.
When I went to the hope-themed festival and stood in front of Parliament House, I laughed. I was standing beneath a light display of the first Members of Parliament for Australia; 40 portraits of white men towering over me. In the whole display, there was not a single picture of a woman or person of colour.
The historical narratives that we are typically fed in educational and mainstream spaces often prioritise white history and white culture. Where is the ‘other’ side of history?
Neve Traynor reflects on Monday’s March4Justice in Canberra.
“Some days, you just don’t feel that motivated. Some days you feel down, depressed even. Most days you are second-guessing yourself: your intelligence, your willpower, your originality, hell, even your speaking voice. You don’t often get feedback as you do in your undergraduate studies, so you often compare yourself to those around you.”
“Jacinda Ardern has only been the Prime Minister of New Zealand for six months and has already done more for her country than most state leaders have in their entire careers. (Yes, I’m @ing you Malcolm Turnbull).”
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“‘Corporate Feminism’ or ‘Neoliberal Feminism’ are misnomers because the movements are fundamentally incompatible.”
Why aren’t there more women in Parliament?
“I watch the unethical commercialisation of feminist movements with disappointment.”