+ Reply to Thread
Page 21 of 46 FirstFirst ... 11192021222331 ... LastLast
Results 201 to 210 of 460
  1. #201
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    10,312
    Thanks
    3,126
    Thanked
    6,315
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    Yeah - Tanya Plibersek was a front bencher and she has 3, the eldest is 11.
    I think she was the one that Bob Hawk got in trouble for saying she can't lead the ALP because she has a 3 year old ( but Bill Shorten also has a 3 year old but he's ok cause he's a man!)

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to Elijahs Mum For This Useful Post:

    beebs  (17-09-2013)

  3. #202
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    10,012
    Thanks
    14,124
    Thanked
    7,612
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    My dad was my primary carer.

    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialPatrolGroup View Post
    Whoa!!!!! Did you just say that someone (a woman) who didn't give birth is not a mum??? Or further to that that anyone who is not a primary carer is more like a dad? Some dads are primary carers.

  4. #203
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    10,012
    Thanks
    14,124
    Thanked
    7,612
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    And Sarah Hansen Young who was a senator took her baby to work and breastfed whist there. She copped a heap of flack for it too.

    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialPatrolGroup View Post
    Nicola Roxon had a 2 year old when she took a cabinet position

    Penny Wong - I think her little one is only 18 months or so

    Tanya Plibersek has 3 as BB mentioned

    Not sure if Kate Ellis has kids.

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to beebs For This Useful Post:

    sockstealingpoltergeist  (17-09-2013)

  6. #204
    SpecialPatrolGroup's Avatar
    SpecialPatrolGroup is offline T-rex is cranky until she gets her coffee.
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    In the messy house, Brisbane
    Posts
    9,481
    Thanks
    2,180
    Thanked
    5,405
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    And Sarah Hansen Young who was a senator took her baby to work and breastfed whist there. She copped a heap of flack for it too.
    And Kirsty Marshall took her dd into chambers and bf'd. That was way back in the 90's.

  7. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to SpecialPatrolGroup For This Useful Post:

    beebs  (17-09-2013),VicPark  (18-09-2013)

  8. #205
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Haunted House
    Posts
    10,891
    Thanks
    1,538
    Thanked
    1,568
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by MrsBid View Post
    my point is more concerning where does it stop? I realise what tony abbot is like. I dont deny that but its going to get to the point where people are getting hysterical over it. (people not women i dont need an argument about the meaning behind the word and Im using it aimed at men and women) I dont like the man i know hes a misogynistic jerk face i know this. But the media are getting to the point where i wouldnt be suprised if i saw on a new headline 'tony abbot goes to lunch.. only made eye contact with 2 women - where does the sexism end' im being over the top obviously but thats what this feels like to me
    I love how having a conversation about very real sexism, which was absolutely evident and alarming in light of the recent selections is called hysteria.

    I don't see any hysteria.

  9. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to sockstealingpoltergeist For This Useful Post:

    beebs  (17-09-2013),Busy-Bee  (18-09-2013),Ellewood  (18-09-2013)

  10. #206
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    10,012
    Thanks
    14,124
    Thanked
    7,612
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    Hysteria, whinging, Shock horror - feminist!!!

    When really, it is merely talking about a relevant subject in todays society. Should we just keep quiet and fold some washing or something?

    Quote Originally Posted by sockstealingpoltergeist View Post
    I love how having a conversation about very real sexism, which was absolutely evident and alarming in light of the recent selections is called hysteria.

    I don't see any hysteria.

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to beebs For This Useful Post:

    sockstealingpoltergeist  (17-09-2013)

  12. #207
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Haunted House
    Posts
    10,891
    Thanks
    1,538
    Thanked
    1,568
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    Hysteria, whinging, Shock horror - feminist!!!

    When really, it is merely talking about a relevant subject in todays society. Should we just keep quiet and fold some washing or something?
    I was thinking of ironing, because what you other womenz need to understand as you do the ironing is that if you get it done commercially it’s going to go up in price and your own power bills when you switch the iron on are going to go up, every year.
    Last edited by sockstealingpoltergeist; 17-09-2013 at 23:10. Reason: My abilities as a woman are low.

  13. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to sockstealingpoltergeist For This Useful Post:

    beebs  (17-09-2013),SeymourTheBear  (17-09-2013),Spotdog  (17-09-2013),twotrunks  (17-09-2013)

  14. #208
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    10,012
    Thanks
    14,124
    Thanked
    7,612
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    haha.
    Quote Originally Posted by sockstealingpoltergeist View Post
    I was thinking if ironing, because what you other womenz need to understand as they do the ironing is that if they get it done commercially it’s going to go up in price and their own power bills when they switch the iron on are going to go up, every year.

  15. #209
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    22,848
    Thanks
    6,202
    Thanked
    16,895
    Reviews
    10
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Awards:
    Bubhub Blogger - Thanks100 Posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post

    I do think the discrepancy between labor and libs is too big to ignore. There has to be something about the libs that isn't welcoming to women.
    I don't really know the answer, so I can only really guess. I would argue that often women tend to be quite empathic and are bigger on social justice so maybe more drawn to the labor/greens parties (I acknowledge that is a bit of a generalisation).

    Or it could be that Abbott simply won't promote his female Lib members. Of course not every woman is the best person for that portfolio, but surely out of his whole party he values more than one woman enough to promote her?

    As a general point not directed at VP - I don't think anyone is getting hysterical. But as the mother of a very capable and bright daughter, I want her to have every opportunity possible in the career she chooses. Gender inequality in the workplace is real.

  16. The Following User Says Thank You to delirium For This Useful Post:

    beebs  (18-09-2013)

  17. #210
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    12,708
    Thanks
    9,558
    Thanked
    12,691
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 9/1/15Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 7/11/14Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 3/10/14100 Posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialPatrolGroup View Post
    Whoa!!!!! Did you just say that someone (a woman) who didn't give birth is not a mum??? Or further to that that anyone who is not a primary carer is more like a dad? Some dads are primary carers.
    No no no no! All I'm saying is you can't use Penny Wong as an example of how it's easy/achievable for a mother to go back to work/have a career with a very young baby. Penny's circumstances are a little unique, more inline with a 'traditional' dads role. Not saying there is anything bad about that at all.
    Last edited by VicPark; 18-09-2013 at 05:28.

  18. The Following User Says Thank You to VicPark For This Useful Post:

    Ellewood  (18-09-2013)


 

Similar Threads

  1. Tony Ferguson & IVF?
    By purplepumpkins in forum IVF
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-05-2013, 01:17
  2. tony abbott's massage to stay at home mums??
    By Jonesy1 in forum Stay At Home Mums (SAHMs) Chat
    Replies: 286
    Last Post: 21-03-2013, 21:35
  3. Tony Ferguson and fertility
    By meesha87 in forum Weightloss & Fitness Challenges
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 20-10-2012, 22:45

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Nice Pak Products
Australian Made and Owned. The Baby U Goat Milk Skincare range is enriched with soothing goats milk sourced from country, Victoria. Goat's milk has a pH level close to that of our own skin and contains natural sources of amino acids and vitamins.
sales & new stuffsee all
Bub Hub Sales Listing
HAVING A SALE? Let parents know about it with a Bub Hub Sales listing. Listings are featured on our well trafficked Sales Page + selected randomly to appear on EVERY page
featured supporter
Ro and Co
Ro and Co kids cooking classes and parties are a fantastic way for children to experiment with food. The classes and parties are designed to be both educational and fun, giving your child the skills they need to be confident and creative in the kitchen.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!