Tuesday June 27, 2017
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I've spent my whole life being quiet, it's now time to stand up for something that matters to me.

 

I have a message for Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

There is little hope she will read it and even less that she (or her supporters) will understand. However, I've spent my whole life being quiet, it's now time to stand up for something that matters to me.

I was raped as a young teenager for no other reason than a male wanting to assert his power over a female.

I was abused physically and emotionally in a relationship for no other reason than being deemed weaker for my gender.

I was sacked by a body of corporate men for standing up against my male boss for sending me inappropriate emails and degrading me in front of others.

I have been sexually objectified and degraded in public for being a woman.

I have struggled my entire life to find equality because of the things that I have endured just becaused of my sex. A female politician, especially a femail Prime Minister, inspires me that there is hope that one day I can make a difference in this country and that one day gender won't matter.

Though when I see and hear you say the words 'sexism' and 'misogyny' I can't help but think you have no idea. Every time you call someone 'sexist' or a 'misogynist' for; not supporting a policy, wearing a blue tie, calling you a name, commenting on your dress sense - you mock the true meaning of the word.

Every time you manipulate the words for own political agenda you set back the things I work hard for.

Each and every time it takes away from the pain I have suffered.

Being on the opposide side of your political views does not make someone a 'sexist' or a 'misogynist'.

I do empathise with you for the things you deal with on a daily basis, but please don't take away from mine.

Thank you.
Em

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