Let’s end this prejudice
To those politicians attempting to silence my opinion, you are hypocrites.
ICAN’T believe I’m going to say this, but for the first time … I agree with Paul. Recent history is littered with appalling acts of discrimination, segregation, prejudice and hostility. I can’t believe this moment will be added to it. The only question we should be asking is, which side of history do you want to be on? It’s still implausible to me that segregation in the US ended just over 50 years ago. Why did so many people have to lose their lives in the fight to be treated better than a sewer rat? Had I been born in the late 1800s, I would have been forced to forfeit any right to stand as an equal to any man. All because of my gender. Hell, I wouldn’t have even had control over my own cycles. The buffoons that stood against the rights of females, suggested that our sex made us “unfit for direct competition for men”. When women’s suffrage came to fruition the world did change … but for the better. Regardless of your politics, we were given world leaders such as Indira Gandhi and Margaret Thatcher.
Along came business moguls like Oprah and Gina Rinehart. And perhaps most importantly, we got Judge Judy!
To the Tasmanian politicians who have attempted to silence people like me and the media with threats of retribution, you’re nothing but a bunch of schoolyard bullies.
I will not present an unbiased case and endorse words that will divide good people into sections, categories, groups. I will not be prejudiced towards people within our community.
To those politicians attempting to silence my opinion, you are hypocrites. You’ve had your uncensored say by aligning yourselves with the “say no campaign”, so let me have mine. Vote “YES”.