Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Not in my name

I read on the ABC that a petition against the Safe School's program has been tabled in the NSW parliament, with more than 17,000 signatures gathered from the Australian Chinese community. Interesting how a petition can be seen to represent the views of an entire ethnic group on the basis that it is 'contrary to our cultural and belief system'. Well, the petition certainly doesn't speak for me.

4 comments:

Andrew said...

Ah, but the people who signed the petition are unique in that they don't have gay children or relatives and homosexuality in the Chinese community is rare. Haha, I even made myself laugh. Seriously, they have been got at.

Adaptive Radiation said...

Even more annoying when it's a white conservative politician trying to play the race card by tabling the petition for their own personal agenda.

Victor said...

The electorate of Lowe in Sydney was targeted at the recent Federal election with a widely distributed poster in Chinese that warned that a vote for a certain candidate would be a vote for the Safe Schools program and indoctrination of children into the gay 'lifestyle'. We are going to see more of this strategy as (if) the marriage equality plebiscite proceeds.

Adaptive Radiation said...

A most alarming development Victor. It surprises me that a proportion of opponents within a community can be seen to represent the views of everyone.