Et tu Julie Bishop?
You who once said:
"We must never resile from challenging any attitude that regards a female life as less valuable than a male life."
Is that how you do it, Julie Bishop?
CHOOSING to abide by the local custom, which police impose on all IRANIAN WOMEN and opting to wear a scarf and a hat, the flimsiest "veil" on what this is all about? Not a good look on so many levels. With your choice to submit to the Ayatollahs you have simply joined the harem of opportunistic politicians who schmuse Islam. And the excuse you gave when questioned about it by the SMH
"As a matter of fact I wear scarves and hats and headgear quite often as part of my everyday wear"
added cowardice, the obligatory prerequisite for becoming a successful politician, to your opportunism, .
You knew that Westerners are not required to cover their heads when visiting Iran, so your metaphorical toe-sucking of the Mullahs was your decision.
Hillary Clinton (I don't like her) and Condoleezza Rice (I do) travelled unveiled for meetings in Iran during their terms as US Secretary of State, donning the headscarf only when visiting a mosque. Unlike thousands of Iranian women, each of these Western women had a choice and chose to exercise it.
After the recent death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, US first lady Michelle Obama did not wear the veil. And for once I found the Hash tag Lady attractive:
Not yet two years in the UN , a zero-credit organisation who promotes and accepts Iran's "accession" to their WOMEN'S RIGHTS COMMITTEE (I am not joking! ), Julie Bishop seems to have already joined the dark side. While Iran's ayatollahs are adept at Taqiya, they never feel it necessary to lie when they call for the destruction of Israel and the annihilation of the Jewish People.
Are we to understand that after this shameful episode, a "conservative" Government whose declared values I share, will join in the hunt on Jews, arm-in-arm with Iran? For when the imposition of yellow stars of David on Australian Jews?
Without me! Madame Ambassador Bishop - you have lost my vote for your government.
A stint as a worker in a Woman's refuge managed by a corrupt feminist-socialist collective and some close encounters with stridently leftist feminists, have turned me into a quasi misogynist (yes some women do make good misogynists), so I will not play the faux compassionista, but I bet you, Madame Ambassador, care even less about the oppression of women in their cloth-cages.
How far would you go for your political ambitions? all the way from "hat 'n' scarf" to Burka?
Andrew Bolt's first fearless comment on this embarrassing affair, while the dogs of the 5th column, formerly known as 4th Estate were still asleep, was;
"...The Foreign Minister should have stood up for western values and refused to wear the scarf in the first place".
Bolt equated Bishop’s decision, correctly!, with the subjugation of women, and also stated that she looked “ridiculous.” teehee !
No wonder the "wankerati" (credit for this neologism goes to Sheik Yermami) call Bolt a "controversial right wing extremist....raaaaaacist.." and much much worse. He has not only a quick and elegant mind, the courage to openly declare all these naked Kaisers as "naked", but he also refuses to swim in the effluent that has become the natural habitat of what passes as "media" today.
Oh - I nearly forgot....this little matter of Australia's Foreign Minister agreeing to share 'intelligence' with Iran!!!
??? with IRAN ???
Vomit Bucket Please !
A little update: