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February 25, 2004

As a result of reading Don Watson's Death Sentence I've become sensitive to public langauge. Here is Janet Albrechtson having a swipe at Australian feminists in the ALP:

"On the home front, proud feminist agitators such as the ALP's Carmen Lawrence and Tanya Plibersek push for women's participation in politics. They agonise publicly over the plight of Iraqi women and children in Australian detention centres. The stentorian sisterhood had plenty to say about the Iraq war but have gone quiet over the good news coming from Iraq.

There is a malevolence to this muteness. Theirs is a new hierarchy of evil. Once driven by misandry, feminism in the wake of Iraq is ruled by the hatred of just one man -- US President George W. Bush."

...'a new hierarchy of evil'. It's hardly a moral equivalent to the gulag.

It's a good example of the decay of public language, is it not?

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 5:50 PM | | Comments (1)


Looks like another full card for Albrechtsen bingo!