Greens leader suspended for abusing transgender woman

Caption: Sarah Hanson-Young is concerned about parliamentary standards.

Amidst all the infuriating shenanigans of Turnbull’s sleeper agents, we can at least be reassured that there is still some comedy gold to be mined in the Senate. Nationals senator Barry O’Sullivan, who made history recently as the first senator to openly identify as transgender, was recently subjected to vicious bullying from the Greens. Quote:

Federal Greens leader Richard Di Natale has been suspended after refusing to withdraw his description of Liberal senator Barry O’Sullivan as “a pig”, accusing him of throwing “sexist filth” at colleagues. End of quote.

Even worse than Di Natale’s disgraceful outburst is that the ABC is persisting in its misgendering of a transgender woman. That’s hate speech, that is. Quote:

Parliament descended into ugly scenes on Tuesday afternoon after Queensland LNP senator Barry O’Sullivan said Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young had “a bit of Nick Xenophon in her”. End of quote.

This comes after Senator David Leyonhjelm suggested that Sarah Sea-Patrol “stop shagging men”. Why on earth do people keep saying such terrible things about her?

But, never mind that the Greens have for weeks been rocked by scandals involving abuse, bullying, and even rape: Di Natale was quick to seize the opportunity to indulge in some moral posturing. Quote:

“We have endured on this side, days of sexist filth coming from that man,” Senator Di Natale said.

“He is a pig and he should consider and reflect on the standards he is adopting in this chamber.”

The Greens leader refused to withdraw those remarks and said it was important he condemn the treatment of women and the tone of Federal Parliament in recent years. End of quote.

Oddly enough, no one ever raises an eyebrow about the treatment of men. Parliamentary privilege has been used to accuse male politicians of criminality, racism, infidelity and “raping women”. A Greens politician recently used parliamentary privilege to accuse a colleague of rape. Former Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce was targeted by months of open gossip. “Slut-shaming”, in other words.

But, with the usual glaring double standard, that’s only a sin when it’s directed at women. Men are fair game.


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