As you can see from the webpage on Claudette
Hauiti's Maiden Speech, Parliament now has a sexist
dyke. (That is apart from the Clerk of the House, who I hold responsible
for the fact that I had only received two days' notice
-- by automatic alert -- of a deadline to make a submission
on a Bill. I complained to the Speaker about that, and about being
given the runaround by Parliamentary staff, but he just told me that I "had
to realise" that the automatic alert was not the definitive version of
information about Bills. Meanwhile, a Parliamentary information technology
staff-member, who had been giving me the runaround, just said "Right
... Right" and passed me on to someone's anwerphone, which I had already
been passed onto several weeks previously! The word "Right"
is Wellington code, meaning that you do not have the correct political views
and will therefore not get treated professionally. When you next hear
about a Right-Wing coup and Right-wing death squads, bear in mind that the
Right is constantly disenfranchised by taxpayer-funded people like these,
who see their jobs as a way of pursuing their private political objectives.
A concentration-camp full of such people, academics and media people is merely
the logical outcome of these mini-dictators' careers of denying free speech
to people who they disagreed with.)
In her speech, Hauiti said: "Today too many of our precious babies
are dying, too many of our wahine (women -- PZ)
are being bashed, and our tane (men -- PZ) are in jail."
Later, referring to the Bill that legalised same-sex marriage, this
Lesbian said, "The fundamental principle of equality is one law for
Later, the Minister for Ethnic Affairs, Judith Collins, was making a speech,
standing in front of Hauiti. Interestingly, every time that Collins
mentioned immigrants, Hauiti looked unhappy. You could put this down
to anti-immigrant racism, but it would be more charitable to point out that,
of all sectors of New Zealand society, Third World immigrants are most likely
to be hostile to Maori Lesbians.