CAESAR: The thought, dear Antony that our countrymen
Hath misconstrued but three things through the year
Is an assessment most untrue for that
Cassius Georg, who hath a lean and hungry
look about him, and who hath misconstrued
everything, is immeasurably off
from our fellow countrymen and that it
was not meet that he be counted among them.
Petition to replace the existing genders with up, down, top, bottom, strange and charmed.
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How would you feel if you were a 13 year old girl starting to menstruate - and had only two pairs of underpants?
That is exactly what appears to be happening on Nauru. And we won’t stand for it. It’s time to send tampons to Scott Morrison again, to register our outrage.
Our tampon protest started seven months ago, when reports came from refugee advocates that women asylum were being ritually humiliated as they were forced by needed to ask guards for sanitary products that were doled out one or two at a time. These reports came on top of a woman being separated from her baby, doctors reporting asylum seekers being denied proper medical treatment, a high number of miscarriages and a sick pregnant women asking for medical assistance being told to “lower her expectations”.
Two months ago we paused this successful campaign, as we believed the inhumane treatment of women in refugee camps had largely stopped. Today, however, we learn this doesn’t seem to be the case.
Among other human rights abuses of asylum seekers reported by Save the Children advocates on Nauru was this report: ”A 13-year-old girl who started menstruating on Nauru but had only two pairs of underwear ‘She felt shame because … each day she had to wash her underwear and hang them to dry in front of her father which was not culturally appropriate.’ “
This demeaning of refugee women by our Government must stop. We’re re-activating this campaign. Please send Scott Morrison a sanitary product – just one unused one. Or, you could send clean underwear, if you prefer. Your delivery to his office symbolises the humiliation that occurs in secret for women in our detention centres here and off shore.
Let’s flood him with our disapproval. It’s up to you, Destroyers. This protest has attracted international attention and also sends a message to refugee women in detention that they’re not ignored.
Please send to:
Scott Morrison MP
Minister for Immigration and Border Protection
PO Box 6022
Canberra ACT 2600
Telephone: 02 6277 7860
Fax: 02 6273 4144
As well as denying these people their basic needs, I’d like to remind people that
IT IS NOT LEGAL OR OKAY TO DETAIN A CHILD OR TEENAGER
Life for these children and teens is hard enough, some grow up in the detention centres. I have met a few of them and they are the most lovely people you will ever meet.
Although they haven’t committed any crimes, they are locked up indefinitely for “processing” and treated worse than Australian criminals who actually have committed crimes.
The government has already tried to cover up reports of mental health problems among asylum seekers being held in detention centres. The UN have also told Australia that what their doing is not allowed.
I also read a report a few months ago that women in detention centres are rationed tampons and pads. When they want more, they have to line up for as long as 2 hours to ask a male detention officer for more, that request can be denied. That is complete bullshit.
Let Scott Morrison know that he’s a piece of shit and things need to change.
I AM SO EXCITED
I have been trying to attract Baltimore Orioles for years with no success at all. Once every few years I would see a fleeting glimpse of orange in the blossoms of my apple tree, and that was it.
BUT LO THE ORIOLES DOTH COME
AND EATETH UPON THE GRAPEFRUITS
AND IT WAS GOOD
birds for bohtie