I just want to take the opportunity to point out sexism in Australia is clearly a problem. We had the Australian Defence Force Skype scandal in 2011 and now, following on from yesterday’s debacle (see A little spotted dick, anyone? for my opinion), we now have a very nasty new ADF scandal, again around sexism and a total lack of respect for women. Men wouldn’t do this to their mates, they just don’t.
In announcing the investigation at a press conference in Canberra, Chief of the Army, Lieutenant-General David Morrison, said the allegations being examined were “disgraceful” and “worse than the Skype scandal” that hit Defence in 2011.
Do click on the link above and watch the video. Rather enlightening. Much kudos to David Morrison for his handling of the situation.
I want to refer new readers to an older article about religion and women.
One final thought: my ANZAC father would be horrified.
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