Females need not apply in Australia; Try Iran.

Afghanistan has more females in Government than Australia.
It is amazing but Australia is now a deep embarrassment to the world. There is just one female on the front bench.

Norway just appointed its second female prime minister. Germany has a female chancellor Angela Merkel. Finland has 86 women in parliament which represents 43% of its 200 members.
Bangladesh has a female PM as has Denmark. Iran’s Vice-President and Head of National Youth Organization Farahnaz Torkestani is a woman.

Ahmadinejad appoints 4th woman to cabinet
Afp, Tehran
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sacked the head of Iran’s National Youth Organisation yesterday and appointed a woman to the cabinet post, official media reported.
Ahmadinejad removed Mehrdad Bazrpash and named Farahnaz Torkestani as the head of the National Youth Organisation, the official IRNA news agency said.

So, in summing up!

Abbott is either incapable of seeing and recognizing capable women for his cabinet or ‘his women of merit’ women don’t want to have a bar of his present coterie of the sneering beady eyed males burrowing away in Canberra. Either way, it doesn’t speak well for the integrity of our present government led by Abbott.

And cop this too Abbott.


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13 Responses to “Females need not apply in Australia; Try Iran.”

  1. petspeopleandlife Says:

    Wow! Iran is more progressive than Australia. That is saying a lot for what’s his name. The Australian prime minister maybe just “likes” men more. Not utilizing females for a government post is showing basis for sure.


  2. gerard oosterman Says:

    I don’t know if Iran is more progressive but whenever I see public outcry in Iran on the TV I have noticed many women taking part, especially young women. The same in Egypt or Syria.


  3. Melanie K Says:

    Reblogged this on Oriyental Expressions and commented:
    Abbott you muppet -_-


  4. berlioz1935 Says:

    It only shows how backward looking Abbott is. We will soon realize what kind of PM he is. I expect the worst.


  5. Lottie Nevin Says:

    This Abbott guy, it’s not looking too promising is it? I’ve got to be honest, I really don’t know how many women there are in parliament in the Uk but I’d like to think that it’s a hell of a lot more than the statistics you’ve quoted for Australia. This is quite shocking, what do female Australians think about it all? It sounds like several steps backwards to me – I’d be furious if it was my country. I think misogynist Abbott needs to wake up and smell the pea soup.


  6. hilarycustancegreen Says:

    Hmm, a fifth of MPs in the UK are women. There are 4 Cabinet Ministers now and there were 8 last year. Better, but not exactly exemplary.


  7. gerard oosterman Says:

    Do they ever question if males have enough ”merit”.?


  8. Nick Ryan Says:

    So Gerard are you saying that we should advance people based on gender, religion or their minority in a given field, instead of their ‘merit’ ? I just don’t think he has the right people for the jobs at the moment.


    • gerard oosterman Says:

      No, they should be advanced on their capabilities. In Finland almost 43% in the cabinet are women. In Australia just 1. Are you saying that Australian women are less capable than men?
      I have never heard anyone questioning in Australia if males have ‘merit’.
      As for Abbott not appointing women that has everything to do with being a terribly old fashioned fifties man and an incurable misogynist to boot..
      Mr Abbott has said, Quote.
      “I think it would be folly to expect that women will ever dominate or even approach equal representation in a large number of areas simply because their aptitudes, abilities and interests are different for physiological reasons.”

      Mr Abbott on women’s health rights? In 2004, he said: ‘‘Abortion is the easy way out. It’s hardly surprising that people should choose the most convenient exit from awkward situations.’’ And seven years ago, when the vast majority of Australian parents were privileged to be able to have their daughters vaccinated against the virus which causes cervical cancer, Mr Abbott, whose views on virginity as a gift are well known, said no.‘‘I won’t be rushing out to get my daughters vaccinated [for cervical cancer], maybe that’s because I’m a cruel, callow, callous, heartless bastard but, look, I won’t be.’’ In Australia, cases of human papilloma virus infection have dropped nearly 60 per cent since the immunisation program began.


  9. berlioz Says:

    I think Abbott is a throwback to the Neanderthals.

    All the male ministers have definitely not selected on merit. Only women are selected on merit and he said “they are knocking on the door” but he is hard of hearing.


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