Although job losses are no joke, we leave aside my comedic stylings to note Telstra proudly boasts its "new consumer mobile and tablet plans are the first in a series of product innovations Telstra is introducing under its strategy to simplify products, eliminate customer pain points and create all digital experiences". It has taken Telstra about a century to realise this, but hey, better late than never.
The unsolicited, degrading and sexualised comments towards Ms Henry have been widely criticised after she decided to speak out in public about the harassment.
In86 women were killed nationally. But this extends far beyond the lives of those who have been irreparably damaged. Sexist attitudes can be harmful, and while not all disrespect leads to violence, it can be a precursor to it.
Tarang Chawla with his sister Nikita Chawla, who was killed by her jealous husband in Brunswick West.
Sexist jokes reflect and reinforce sexist attitudes. They excuse and perpetuate the discrimination against women that underpins sexualised violence. As bystanders, we need to maintain the courage to call out such behaviour and the sexism that underlies it.
When we pass it off and look for ways to downplay it, we run the risk of marginalising women who experience sexual harassment and make it harder for them to come forward. Ms Henry has boldly spoken out about her experience and to this end we have a responsibility to support her.
The men who made these remarks about Ms Henry may well have felt they were simply joking and in their minds not see an issue with these kinds of unsolicited sexual comments. Statistics like these make it clear that we have a cultural problem with how men treat and respond to women.
Sexual violence against women occurs frequently and harmful attitudes feed into a rape culture that condones and excuses criminal actions whenever we minimise the impact of such behaviour from men. I went to the same law school that Ms Henry attends with these young men.
After all, these young men could one day be lawyers in an Australian courtroom defending violence against women. In an emergency, call Tarang Chawla attended Melbourne Law School from — Koreasat 7 E H "YTN Science" has started on, encrypted.
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