The media are, as predicted, going crazy over Grace Tame and Britanny Higgins. There is no discussion of anything else. No discussion of the economy, tax, the environment, nothing. Just Saint Grace and Saint Brittany.
Its worthwhile to ask, therefore, what exactly is it they want?
With Grace Tame, her abuser was punished and locked up before the media frenzy. Laws were changed (which had originally been passed by feminists anyway) to allow her to speak out. Should there be more funding of s-x assault/ domestic violence services? Its hard to imagine that, given the billions and billions and billions already thrown at it in funding all over Australia. Make the laws tougher? Its also difficult to understand how many more offences could be created (remembering, of course, that the offender in Grace Tames’ case, was, in fact, locked up). More awareness? S-x Assault/Domestic violence (outside of the aboriginal complaint industry) is the most discussed/advertised topic in Australia (in fact, these topics are pretty much all the media, notably ABC/Fairfax, write about).
Grace Tame’s main demand (as granted by the press gallery), is that she be permanently discussed. Articles (such as the one you’re reading now) are not allowed. She must give press conferences and be given unlimited media attention (with no other topics to be mentioned), otherwise thats’ misogyny. And all sides of the media will give it to her.
Brittany Higgins is also a secular saint who must not be questioned. We must not question the massive employment of staffers, who largely appear to be young, attractive people, who dont seem to do much for their bloated, taxpayer funded salaries. Again, its not clear exactly what any of us must do in regard to her, apart from giving her unlimited media attention (also noting she’s signed a recent, very lucrative, book deal). Any discussion of anything but her or St Grace, is, of course, misogyny.
The media are now set for the upcoming election. It will feature nothing. Nobody’s pointed out the awkward fact that there are no policy differences between the two parties. When nothing is at stake, then what is the point of all the coverage? The media don’t want to talk about policies (this may raise awkward questions of the collapse of the Australian economy, plutocracy etc etc).
ABC/Fairfax etc will focus exclusively, of course, on woke topics like St Grace and St Brittany, the aboriginal complaint industry (sorry, ‘first nations’) etc etc. The Murdoch media will engage in the theatre of opposing woke, and both sides will secretly celebrate the fact they’ve made the election, and public debate, about nothing.