The Australian of the Year awards have been announced, and in the picture above we have:
- Left: Australian of the Year, Grace Tame, advocate for survivors of sexual assault
- Right: Young Australian of the Year, Isobel Marshall, tackler of “period poverty”
Both young, one officially Young, white, blond, good looking, female, doing things for other (mostly) female people. It’s not bad, and no one (fingers crossed!) will talk about “white supremacy” here, as they are just fairly typical looking Australian women, if better looking than average. Women, it’s the women thing that helps them here, in the Current Year anyway, the next Current Year it all may be different, and it will be white supremacy then, but it isn’t now, so just relax and enjoy the era of Women Can Do Anything And Anything They Do We Will Fawn Over.
Australian of the Year, Grace Tame, at 15 years old was a self starver, and was very flagrantly sexually used by her 58 year old maths teacher, and she later successfully challenged Tasmania’s Evidence Act, which prevented sexual assault survivors from speaking out about their experiences, and for this reason she is the most important or worthy Australian this year. The campaign to get the law annulled was led by another sexual assault survivor, Nina Funnell, but she was not judged to be the most important or worthy Australian this year.
Grace says her mission now is to focus on the social problem of grooming in particular and you’ll have to think why that might be yourself:
We’re pretty across the idea that the physical components of sexual abuse [and] of violence are bad but it’s when we start talking about grooming, people don’t really understand this psychological manipulation aspect that characterises a lot of these crimes [and has a worse long term impact than the actual abuse].
She also said that one of the key factors in sexual violence against children is family breakdown, and she was going to urge the government to have a good hard look at divorce laws. The father is ejected from the home, and the mother invites one or a succession of new men to live with her, or pass through, and it is these unrelated by blood individuals who are most likely to have the opportunity and inclination for grooming the children they find in the home, and worse. We don’t have a quote for this as she didn’t say any of that, we just made it up. Making things up helps sometimes.
What she *did* add was domestic violence and coercive control were also firmly on her radar in the fight against sexual abuse of children, for reasons that she may have picked up in a higher education installation, and she is going to get far, as she is already adept at some of the necessary mystical gobbledygook way of talking without saying anything much without which you are going to get nowhere in clown world:
Lived experience is vital, it informs social change, but it also informs structural change
Nail, on head, hit.
On to our Young Australian of the Year, who is not an old fogey like 26 year old Grace, but is Young, at only 22, Isobel Marshall.
Isobel co-founded “TABOO”, along with “business partner” Eloise Hall, to “help women around the world by breaking down stigma around menstruation and providing access to hygiene products”, which is important work, and profits are disbursed to a charity for women in Sierra Leone and Uganda, which two countries are in Africa, and they are not Australia, because white people these days pathologically care about random foreigners in random countries more than the people in their own country. This is one big reason why short-medium term northern Europeans are doomed..
Period poverty is real. Menstruation, the natural biological function experienced by half the world’s population is still a major reason for inequality.
Okey doke. While most focused on ministering to foreigners, even some Australian girls are sent to school without the necessary products, she says, and, – we’re going back to making things up here, fair warning, – they bleed all over the classrooms, and the teachers don’t care, some of them just point and laugh, and the schools don’t have any supplies on hand, as the Australian school system just doesn’t care about girls, and it especially doesn’t care about Aboriginal girls, who may be the people she’s not brave enough to name.
So, both have been honoured for doing things for women. Good for them both. It’s just interesting that they are the most honoured people in the country right now, in aforesaid Current Year. In the next Current Years, who knows what the particular fetish will be.
There was another category, Senior Australian of the Year, and the white supremacy angle is out the window now, but we can stick with the feminine primacy one, and we’ve gone from 26, down to 22, and now blowing out to 73 year old Dr (honorary) Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr Baumann AM, who was the Northern Territory’s first fully qualified Aboriginal teacher, in 1975, and it seems she was an art teacher, among other interests and achievements. We’re not going to insult a 73 year old who looks as kind as this, so, as Sir Les Patterson would say to her: “good luck to ya love”.
There were four top categories (“Local Hero”, a rotund Kenyan), and the you go girl angle is looking rock solid now, if that the photos are getting weirder:
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