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Australia: sexual equality debate rages after DJ Alan Jones's outburst

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posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 07:55 AM
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Australia's best known DJ, Alan Jones, has created a furious debate on sexual equality in Australia following his accusation that females in positions of power were "destroying the joint".

He made the comment in response to the news that Prime minister Julia Gillard's government would be spending $A320m (£200m) promoting Pacific islands women in business and politics.


"Women are destroying the joint," he said. "[Former state chief police commissioner] Christine Nixon in Melbourne, [Sydney lord mayor] Clover Moore here. Honestly."

The Guardian


Previously, Jones has suggested Gillard be put in a sack and dropped out to sea.

A predicable storm of condemnation has arisen from those involved in the heavily taxpayer subsidized feminist industry.


Professor Paula McDonald, who specialises in workplace discrimination and gender harassment at Queensland University of Technology, said Jones's comments were indicative of mainstream sexism in Australia.

"The pendulum has swung towards highly derogatory and hostile language against women and it is coming out much more overtly than it has done in the past decade," she said.

Suzi Skinner, whose company, Roar People, specialises in women's leadership development, said Gillard was a target because she challenged leadership norms.

"Leadership in Australia is still predominantly male," she said. "The political system is better than the corporate world, where less than 10% of senior executives are women, but fundamentally Gillard is challenging a dominant male status quo."

The Guardian


Jones is perhaps going too far when he suggests that Prime Minster Gillard be put in a sack and dropped out to sea, but spending $A320m (£200m) promoting Pacific islands women in business and politics does seem unfair and sexist against Pacific islands men who are receiving no such unexpected bounty.

The Australian taxpayer, both men and women, are paying for this leg up for Pacific islands women of course.

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posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 07:59 AM
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This is nothing but unnecessary drama. Who cares what one guy thinks? You either like women in power or you don't or you just don't care.



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 08:26 AM
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I hope my dollars are spent on more than 320 different women. Otherwise that's $1,000,000 per person, or more if it's less women being promoted, and that's a lot of money!



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 08:36 AM
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Alan Jones. Fail. I can't stand him.



Oh.... and we don't need to be throwing our money away, i'm sure the Pacific Island men make enough money playing Union and League in Australia and New Zealand, let them take care of their own women.



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posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 08:46 AM
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That's kinda funny coming from someone who appears to be a raging misogynist closeted Queen. If he ever ended up in prison, as did another well known DJ... Derryn Hinch, then Jekyll Hyde Jones would be screaming for a Govt funded sex change as soon as possible.



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 04:36 AM
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So OP, so far ive worked out you dont like Muslims, Feminists and Homosexuals. Keep on posting im sure theres lots more to find out about your character






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