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SHY’s victimhood card is declined

10 August 2018

7:48 AM

10 August 2018

7:48 AM

After tearful displays and fighting talk on The Project and anywhere else that would give her a platform, Sarah Hanson-Young appears to have backed down in her fight against Senator David Leyonhjelm. In the documents outlining her Statement of Claim, Leyonhjelm says there is no mention of sexual harassment after all.

In a statement, he said:

For weeks now the country has endured relentless coverage of a tearful Senator Hanson-Young claiming I ‘slut-shamed’ her (her term, not mine) and that my behaviour amounted to workplace sexual harassment. She and her supporters have to date raised more than $60,000 pledging to use the funds to advance the cause of the sisterhood by fighting intimidation, bullying and ‘sexist slurs on my professional reputation’ through court action. Yet the Statement of Claim I received yesterday contains no such allegations. Instead it is a tepid whinge that I have insinuated she is a hypocrite and a misandrist.

He said it was “perplexing” that other claims had now vanished and called on her to “come clean to the sisterhood she claims to be fighting for and inform her supporters that their money is being used to fund a personal political vendetta that has absolutely nothing to do with workplace sexual harassment, sexual discrimination or the #metoo movement.”

Well, that was a storm on a whale-watching trip, wasn’t it? Wonder how all those who have donated to this mega-hyped crocodile cause feel about their funds not being used as they intended? Many on social media have already used the word “rort”, others have suggested that people should have donated to struggling Aussie farmers instead. Will she step up to that challenge? Let’s see.

Ultimately, SHY may have $60,000 in her pocket but she did not win this battle. Misandry, ingrained prejudice against men, has now become part of the common vernacular and the long-term damage to the sobbing sisterhood has been done. Congrats.

Illustrations: YouTube/Channel 10.

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