Stalked_my tale of horror

Stalking is not a joke…it is a terrifying violation of another persons sense of safety.

Miss_Pretorius

I love using my personal experiences to get a point across as a) it’s easier to write about and b) it provides credibility to my work. I’ve had an interesting conversation with a male colleague yesterday about sexual harassment that women are subjected to on a daily basis and he agreed that some men “just ruin things for everyone”. About 2 years ago I went through something that I don’t wish on any woman, ever. It all started when he stopped next to me on my way to work. Firstly, do you honestly think that women should be flattered if and when you stop next to her in your vehicle? If we were, we’d all be “ladies  of the night” as that’s how it made me feel. Secondly, I don’t need a ride, did you see my hand stretched out with my thumb raised? If not, then don’t stop and…

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State Apology to Those Convicted Under Unjust Laws Against Homosexual Acts — Premier’s Speech

Extraordinary apology to gays

Br Andrew's Muses

Speaker – it’s never too late to put things right.

It’s never too late to say sorry – and mean it.

That’s what brings us all to the heart of our democracy here, in this Parliament where, over the course of decades, a powerful prejudice was written into law.

A prejudice that ruined lives.

A prejudice that prevails in different ways, even still.

That law was written in our name – as representatives, and as Victorians.

And that law was enforced by the very democratic system to which we call ourselves faithful.

So it is our responsibility to prove that the Parliament that engineered this prejudice can also be the Parliament that ends it.

That starts with acknowledging the offences of the past admitting the failings of the present and building a society, for the future, that is strong and fair and just.

In doing so, Speaker, we’ll have shown this moment to be…

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Raphaela’s picks from the Internet this week.

Inspiration from Hummingbird Redemption

RAPHAELA ANGELOU

Things I have found inspiring throughout the week. Look at this fellow below!

A fabulous article onSydney’s Vivid Festival by Elissa Blake.If you are planning to go, read this first!

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