The message from LGBT activists in their quest for same-sex marriage and other legal rights was that you could not help who you were attracted to. That it’s wrong to oppress people’s sexuality and sexual diversity is something to be proud of and celebrate.
LGBT people are able to celebrate every aspect of their sexuality in public, even to the point of indecency with their LGBT pride parades which feature almost-nude participants engaging in sexually provocative poses.
But it turns out that public celebration of sexuality and your sexual attraction no longer applies to heterosexuals. At least not in the state of Victoria, where women are no longer able to attract male attention in public and men cannot enjoy female beauty in public.
This began when Grid Girls were axed for the 2018 F1 Australian Grand Prix which is held at Albert Park Lake in inner Melbourne every year. The F1 organisers said they were making these attractive girls unemployed because they “feel this custom does not resonate with our brand values and clearly is at odds with modern day societal norms”.
Pressure had been building in Victoria for grid girls to be axed for many years. In 2017, the Victorian Greens lobbied the Andrews Labor Government to stop funding sporting events that “sexualise and objectify women”. The then-Minister for Women responded that she wanted “highly sexualised grid girls” to become a thing of the past.
A company that has sent feminists into a rage for many years is Wicked Campers. Its hire vans were known for displaying sexually explicit slogans. While it is highly contentious that these type of slogans should be seen on public roads, they are the type of sayings that many would giggle about in private.
This year, the Andrews Government announced it was passing new laws to ban vehicles from displaying “offensive images or slogans” on Victorian roads. If a vehicle displays a slogan the Ad Standards Community Panel deems obscene, an order will be issued for the slogan to be removed or the vehicle will be de-registered by VicRoads.
The Roads Minister Jaala Pulford said, “Vehicles that display offensive, sexist or obscene slogans such as the Wicked campervans have no place on Victorian roads.”
After the Grid Girls were shafted from the F1, the next victims of this so-called exercise in “female empowerment” were Ring Girls in the Battle of Bendigo boxing match between Jeff Horn and Michael Zerafa on Saturday August 31.
Event co-promoter Dean Lonergan caved into pressure from local Bendigo councillors Yvonne Wrigglesworth and Jennifer Alden, both members of the city’s ‘Gender Equity Working Group’. They labelled the girls “token trophy women”.
Lonergan ironically replaced the three ring girls with men who were called ‘fight progress managers’. One of the ring girls who was without work that evening, Kalista Thomas, said “to undermine my work as a ring card [girl] and call it sexualised, I feel is absolutely discriminatory. Never in my time in the ring or at the fights have I been made to feel less worthy for being there.”
The backlash to the firing of the ring girls in Bendigo saw Yvonne Wrigglesworth resign as a local Councillor at the last council meeting. This was largely due to the activism of local patriot group the Bendigo Faithful, a largely female-powered activist group.
After two local government Councillors were able to ban ring girls from boxing, Premier Daniel Andrews picked up the baton to call for Octagon Girls to be banned from the upcoming Ultimate Fighting Championship 243 event in Melbourne on October 6.
Daniel Andrews said through a spokesperson, “The (Melbourne) Grand Prix did the right thing in ending the use of grid girls and we encourage other events to make similar moves. We have come a long way in making sport more accessible for women and girls – events have a powerful message to send when it comes to the representation of women in sport and the community.”
Melbourne’s new Lord Mayor Sally Capp echoed Andrews’ call to ban (make unemployed) the Octagon Girls: “It’s 2019, do we really still need scantily clad women to wander around the middle of a fighting ring between rounds?” Organisers of the event have not made a final decision on the featuring of Octagon Girls.
Sexual Harassment Redefinition
Earlier this year, Daniel Andrews’ Government launched the ‘Call It Out’ advertising campaign to urge people to call out sexual harassment occurring in public places.
What was considered an act of sexual harassment, according to this government-authorised ad, was a man looking at a woman on train in a way that indicated he found her attractive. A male and a female bystander notice than man staring at the woman and ponder if they should do something.
The male bystanders’ thoughts are heard where he decides against intervening: “He’s creepy. Nah, he’s alright. You can tell she’s uncomfortable. It’s not a crime to look at someone”. It is certainly not a crime to look at someone in a public place. But the ad disagrees, with its tagline being, “You know it’s not right. Do something.”
Staring is now classified as a form of sexual harassment according to the Australian Human Rights Commission, as stated in its 2017 study into sexual harassment and assault at Australian University Campuses. This is despite eye-gazing being unable to physically touch someone and not making a sound or speech.
Let us not even get into the push to introduce affirmative-consent laws into Australian states, which would aim to regulate heterosexual intercourse so that both parties must say “yes” for sex to take place. If a “yes” does not occur then a woman can go to police after and allege she was raped.
This war on heterosexuality appears to be most prevalent in Victoria, its aims being to make men feel ashamed of their natural sexual attraction to women, to communicate to women they should not open up their sexuality up to men, and certainly that women should not make any income due to that attraction.
Last month, heterosexuals in Boston took to the streets for the first-ever Straight Pride Parade. The progressive media and LGBT activists were outraged that, in their view, “privileged” heterosexuals believed they are entitled to a pride parade, which should be reserved for persecuted minorities.
While heterosexuals are certainly not the minority, there is a growing push to persecute them. Given what we have just described occurring in the state of Victoria, it appears that the city of Melbourne certainly would warrant a Straight Pride Parade.
Having a Straight Pride Parade certainly shouldn’t be considered anti-LGBT, or even more absurdly white supremacist, given that heterosexuals exist amongst all human races. It would simply be communicating to the public, media and politicians: let’s keep the consensus that we thought we had reached, that nobody should face discrimination because of their sexuality.
The straights are alright. If Victoria really is the multicultural state, then doesn’t the heterosexual culture and lifestyle deserve the same amount of respect it always had?