Today the world has been apparently outraged (I say ‘apparently outraged’ as the outrage will last about 7 minutes) by the three seconds (literally three seconds) of simulated sex with a dog by drunk NRL Roosters Co-Captain Mitchell Pearce. The two minutes of video that has hit the internet has it all: all the major hot buttons (except religion), drunkenness, forced and unwelcomed kissing, confession of lesbianism, simulated bestiality, Indigenous Australians (even the mention of land rights) and the betrayal of a friend (the person doing the video who felt he/she needed to release this to the world for the bargain price of $60,000). But as I viewed the video, the thing that the media storm seems to have missed is the fact that the woman in the video, who clearly is the property owner/tenant, says 11 times to Pearce, “get out”.
- 11 times he and his friends ignore her statements.
- 11 times she is dismissed.
- 11 times her wishes are ignored.
- 11 times her voice becomes voiceless in this male dominated room.
And we wonder why we have a domestic violence issues in Australia.
Maybe the outrage about the treatment of the dog and silence about the treatment of the woman contributes to the disempowering of Aussie women.
Anyway that’s my opinion.
Ps Peter Pilt
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