ok, so. you know all those inspirational things like “confidence is the sexiest thing a woman can have” and “you don’t need to show skin to be sexy” and “having brains is sexy”? it’s like we’re trying to break from the mould of what was previously considered ‘sexy’ like dressing up and showing skin, being a seductress and whatever, but we’re still trying to define ourselves as sexy. we’re still nothing if we are not considered sexy. when a woman shows her intelligence, it should not be for the goal of being sexually appealing. its like everything we do is an attempt to be more appealing, even being confident in ourselves.
I’ve never been ‘scared’ as an Australian citizen. I’ve always had faith in my Government to do the best by its people. Today that faith has been shaken. Under Tony Abbotts government I can only imagine that we will go backwards as a nation. Backwards in foreign policy, backwards in education and health care, backwards in combatting climate change, backwards in workers rights.
It’s a sad, sad day for me. I almost can’t believe this is happening.