It’s that time of year again where we look back and remember last year for what it was.
The annual Unshackler Awards is a series of 10 Awards to be released over coming weeks to remember the good and the bad as we break the chains of control.
Now it’s time to publicly shame the most triggered feminists nominated by The Unshackled team. Then you the public get to reduce it down to just one: The “2018 Triggered Feminist of the Year Award” which will be announced on Australia Day.
And The Nominees Are:
Clementine Ford is the figurehead of the contemporary Australian feminist movement. Based in Melbourne (obviously), her battle against the patriarchy began when she was at university. While many other girls were deciding to become businesswomen and doctors while doing Commerce or Medicine, Clementine made the empowering decision to become a women’s rights activist during her gender studies course. She’s everything progressive: pro-abortion, pro-same sex marriage, and so on and so forth. She also has a popular presence in Tumblr, again for obvious reasons, showing just how far she is from both reality and morality. She is a prolific writer, and her work includes the book ‘Fight Like a Girl’ and a regular column for the ‘Daily Life’.
Vanessa “Van” Badham is another Australian feminist who was drawn to left-wing politics and feminism while at university. Badham is also an anarchist, and has been involved in radical groups, such as the Non Aligned Left. She came into the public spotlight after she won a competition for her play ‘The Wilderness of Mirrors’, which centred on an activist organisation being infiltrated by a secret intelligence organisation. Badham is also very anti-rich, and flaunted her jealousy of the upper class when attacking the Australian government’s tax cuts. And of course, she lives in Melbourne, as every good feminist should.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Being a Democrat it is no surprise that she is also a member of the Democratic Socialists of America. She believes that Education and Health should be free, that climate change is the “single biggest national security threat”, and is a LGBT activate. In her spare time she likes to make off the cuff stupid remarks, and calls Trump and others she disagrees with racists.
Jacinda Ardern is the new feminist pin up girl in the political world. She become leader of the New Zealand Labour Party right before their general election, a job she claimed she wasn’t interested in a month earlier because she wanted to start a family but when asked about her change of heart by the media it was deemed sexist. As is the case with a lot of feminists during the election campaign she supported vague feel good policies such as ending child poverty, which seemed inconsistent given her support for legalising abortion in the nation. Not able to handle criticism she accused people who critiqued her policies as being conservative trolls. Despite coming second in the election, she still became Prime Minister thanks to New Zealand First leader Winston Peters’ betraying his party’s base. Since then she has embraced all the shrill policies of the left such as refugees, climate change and free university education.
Sarah Hanson-Young is the Greens federal education spokesperson. Despite the Greens claiming to be against politicians perks she has been one of the biggest spenders on her travel entitlement in the parliament. This included a $4,000 whale watching trip with her daughter, when this was exposed in the media she played the victim stating she had to balance her work responsibilities with parenting as a single mum and her critics were “grumpy old white men”. In 2017 she was also was known for her weekly segment on Sunrise with Pauline Hanson where among getting triggered by Hanson’s views also claimed Hanson’s criticism of Islam would provoke the next Islamic terror attack despite the left always claiming terror has nothing to do with Islam. In recent times she has feuded with David Leyonhjelm and had taken legal action over defamation.
Cathy Newman is the host of Channel 4 News in the UK. She shot to worldwide fame for her aggressive interview with Canadian clinical physiologist Dr Jordan Peterson. She tried to paint him as a misogynist and transphobe and kept trying to paraphrase him by repeating the line “so what you’re saying?” She tried to obtain a gotcha moment from Peterson, but it was her who suffered the gotcha moment when she couldn’t refute his defence of free speech. Newman’s interview was savagely mocked online, and her employer called in police and security experts to deal with internet trolls and “death threats”. Newman responded all the criticism by playing the victim claiming the internet is written by men and stressed the importance of being a feminist reporter. She had another interview fail later in the year she couldn’t understand why a Polish Government MP was proud of taking in zero asylum seekers that have been flooding into the continent.
Laura Jayes is a daytime political reporter for Sky News. Earlier in the year she gave a glowing on-air endorsement of International Women’s Day. But she went full triggered feminist after Sky News host Adam Giles interviewed patriot activist Blair Cottrell, first on Twitter calling him an “arsehole” then the next day launching into an on-air rant calling him a “fascist” and “a bully”. Sky News then banned Cottrell from the network despite in his interview with Giles being measured and articulate. Cottrell responded to Jayes slurs and Sky’s ban by tweeting “I might as well have raped @ljayes on the air, not only would she have been happier with that, but the reaction would’ve been the same”. Jayes then responded again by claiming “He’s not just a fascist. He’s downright dangerous.”
Jodi Lee is a reporter for Seven News and started 2018 as a somewhat woke reporter. In January she reported on the True Blue Crew’s crime crisis meeting about African crime and interviewed Kane Miller and Blair Cottrell. But because she described them as patriot activists and did not call Cottrell a Nazi criminal as the left demands she was condemned by her media colleagues and Seven News was accused of promoting hate groups. Later in the year when she was reporting African gangs’ shoplifting rampages, she did not mention their appearance. Then in November when reporting from the scene of the Islamic car and stabbing terror attack in Melbourne she was triggered when Neil Erikson yelled into the microphone “Islamic terror” during a live cross. She ran up to him after shouting “are you out of your goddamn mind?” after he accused her of being “fake news” she responded by asking “Who are you Donald Trump?”. Jodi finished the year by being a good NPC reporter.
Julia Banks was elected as the Liberal Member for Chisholm at the 2016 federal election. She was largely unknown until after Malcolm Turnbull was dumped by the Liberals as Prime Minister. First, she announced that she would no longer seek re-election as the Member for Chisholm saying Turnbull’s removal was the “last straw” citing a “cultural and gender bias, bullying and intimidation” in the Liberal Party. She was the main driver of the media narrative that the Liberal Party was biased against women and that they needed gender quotas. In November after the Liberals had lost their majority in the House of Representatives following the Wentworth By-Election, Banks announced she was resigning from the Liberal Party to sit on the crossbench. Five months after she first claimed she was bullied during the leadership spills we learnt that all the allegations mounted to was other MPs ringing her up and going to her office to convince her to switch her vote from Julie Bishop to Scott Morrison.
Julie Bishop had been the Deputy Liberal Leader from 2007 until the 2018 leadership spills, serving as Foreign Minister from 2013 until that time. She ran for the Liberal leadership, but after only polling 11 votes in the first round of voting Bishop declined to continue as Foreign Minister and now sits on the backbench. She supported the media narrative that female Liberal MPs were bullied and suggested this could be illegal. She also claimed that more women in Parliament and in Cabinet could assist in making Australian politics a gentler environment.