Tuesday, January 5, 2016

AD WOMENEM LAWS - New South Wales is sexist

(Image: current Australia Post stamp)

Dear Mr Gay,

I write in relation to your latest cycling and road missives. Clearly your government believes upon the necessity of putting a stop to cycling outrages, and clearly none of you know how to do so.

There are two, and only two, ways in which this can be done. Both will be effectual:

1. Kill every female cyclist in New South Wales.
2. Repeal mandatory helmet laws.

Yours sincerely,

Sue Abbott
(Scone, sometimes Newtown)

(with heartfelt apologies to Bertha Brewster, suffragette, for my appropriation of her fine letter to the UK government in 1913)

1 comment:

  1. Kill them, or at least create helmet purdah. The whole helmet legislation saga is deeply sexist, seeing only hard men in kit.

    Thanks as well for the Stan Grant speech. I missed it and it is no longer open to commenting. One commenter speculated that the 10-year gap in life expectancy between Australian Indigenous peoples and the society as a whole might be due to "genetics". Funny then that there is a similar gap way up here at the other end of the world. The prison stats are similar as well.