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    Ugh - then Benji was right - that is attrocious. But I suppose because not all asylum seekers are genuine refugees it is ok then

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    A blurb published in the magazine - which hit stands last week - asked readers if they were "a refugee not even the immigration minister could refuse" and then gave details of a competition which requires entrants to submit their picture and a story about their "tragic past"."

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    My two cents worth probably isn't needed – but here it is anyway. It's the power dynamic going on with this competition that bothers me. The thing that I find most offensive is that it is targeting poor, vulnerable people and basically saying, 'yeah, maybe we'll give you some money, but you have to take your gear off first and then we'll decide'. The idea of women feeling like they should enter a competition like this in the hopes that they will get enough money to get by is really disturbing. And targeting a population who could potentially see is as just one more humiliation that they must endure after so much suffering is just horrible.
    The awful jokes that they are making just seem to confirm this power inequality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicoletta View Post
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    A blurb published in the magazine - which hit stands last week - asked readers if they were "a refugee not even the immigration minister could refuse" and then gave details of a competition which requires entrants to submit their picture and a story about their "tragic past"."
    Thanks for posting....that sounds like a campaign Abbott would come up with...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meg2 View Post
    My two cents worth probably isn't needed – but here it is anyway. It's the power dynamic going on with this competition that bothers me. The thing that I find most offensive is that it is targeting poor, vulnerable people and basically saying, 'yeah, maybe we'll give you some money, but you have to take your gear off first and then we'll decide'. The idea of women feeling like they should enter a competition like this in the hopes that they will get enough money to get by is really disturbing. And targeting a population who could potentially see is as just one more humiliation that they must endure after so much suffering is just horrible.
    The awful jokes that they are making just seem to confirm this power inequality.
    Good point. I'd note that one could say there was an imbalance of power with any 'men's' magzine that offers cash for questionable photo's. It's just highlighted more when a disadvantaged group is targeted as opposed to your fair skinned next door neighbour.


 

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