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LNP Senator Becomes A Woman OR “Make Us A Cup Of Tea, Love”!

“I am going to declare my gender today, to be a woman, and then you’ll no longer be able to attack me.” Barry O’Sullivan, LNP Senator for Queensland.

Strangely, I’ve never realised that being a woman somehow protected one from attack. I guess that’s why Kelly O’Dwyer was reluctant to agree that domestic violence was a bigger threat than terrorism.

Yes, I’m being flippant and these are serious matters that Bazza O’Sullivan was raising. Apparently, people have mocked him for his views on abortion, and, by mocked him, I mean that they’ve pointed out that he’s a wee bit out of touch with the twenty-first century. Actually, he’s probably out of touch with most centuries, but let’s not let a little thing called reality stand in our way here.

No, Baz has the answer: “I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar!” he declares. And that’s even before Barnaby has offered to buy him a drink…

Now, for those of you who don’t know much about Senator O’Sullivan, here are a few details:

So as not to be politically incorrect I’ve used both pronouns to refer to him/her.

  • His/her current Wikipedia entry reads as follows:

    “Barry James O’Sullivan (born 24 March 1957) is a transgender Australian politician who was appointed a member of the Australian Senate for the state of Queensland on 11 February 2014, representing the Liberal National Party (LNP). A former police detective, grazier, property developer and LNP executive treasurer, O’Sullivan was appointed by the Queensland Parliament to the Senate seat vacated by Barnaby Joyce, who had resigned to contest the House of Representatives seat of New England at the 2013 federal election.”

    (I don’t know if this will last, but it was actually what I read when I checked it out a few minutes ago! Update: Since modified, I should have taken a screenshot)

  • He/she is a widower, which is fortunate, given his views on same sex marriages.
  • He/she began work as a member of the Queensland Police Force in 1979.
  • He/she now owns 49 investment properties. (No link between the two.)
  • He left school well before the Safe Schools initiative, so he/she can’t blame those gender-whispering teachers for his/her change.

Yes, I know that some of you will be angry at me, and feel that I’m trivialising the whole transgender experience. No, I’m not. For anyone who’s actually going through difficult times, you have my respect and I salute you. It’s the offhand way, he suggested that he could simply declare himself a woman as though such a thing has no consequences that I find appalling…

Actually, he’s already lost his spot on the Senate ticket, and he never looked like being a minister, so maybe he thought that the party already considered him…

Oh, I better stop before I say something really offensive and get offered a National Party preselection…


10 comments

  1. Baby Jewels

    Oh, I better stop before I say something really offensive and get offered a National Party preselection… 😀 😀 😀

  2. Adrianne Haddow

    O’Sullivan would have to become a human before he could assume womanhood.

    An old, white, over-priviledged man whinging that women have it better than him……. equating his petty troubles with the many miseries and injustices that beset far too many women.

    Not surprised he was a Queensland cop, the hypocrisy level seems to fit.

  3. Michael Taylor

    Strangely, I’ve never realised that being a woman somehow protected one from attack.

    Rossleigh, you are a brilliant lateral thinker.

  4. Kaye Lee

    You’re obviously just a racist misandrist suffering from class envy. Why attack the negative gearers who are just ‘having a go’ keeping real estate agents and financial advisers in a job? Everyone knows that it’s the disabled Aboriginal women who are on easy street.

    Speaking of Senate tickets, there’s a push to give Jim Molan the top spot on the NSW ticket. That’s the Jim Molan who is currently engaged in a speaking tour with Tony Abbott, Craig Kelly and Andrew Hastie, wandering around preaching climate change denial and national security upgrades. Words fail me.

  5. Adrianne Haddow

    The police state that NSW has become should suit the fascist tendencies of someone like Molan,

    Gotta keep the boys in a job, and excellent future pension prospects. No trough is as big, or generous, as the parliamentary one, they need to get as many LIB/Nat snouts in there as they can………And they have the gall to question where Labor will get the cash for their social welfare policies.

    Gladys Because -I-can has set this state up well for a Lib continuation of the fire sale of state assets, and a haven for dodgy developers. I’ll be surprised if we are allowed to vote.

  6. Kaye Lee

    As I posted on another thread…

    Mark Latham tweet (pinned at the top of his feed)…

    84% of Australians are white.
    42% of Australians are white males.
    40% of Australians are straight white males.
    What sort of nutty ‘social justice’ strategy creates new forms of discrimination against 40% of the population, supposedly to overcome old forms of discrimination?

    This might prove to be a wild ride. The lunatics feel empowered.

  7. DrakeN

    Adrian Haddow – NSW has always been a Police State, much like QLD.
    Rotten to the core.

  8. Adrianne Haddow

    DrakeN, I can’t disagree with that statement.
    Although it’s never been as blatantly obvious as now, what with NSW anti-protest laws that disenfranchise people who have concerns regarding environmental degradation, at the behest of big mining and resource thieves (CSG and oil shysters, and with their latest facial scanning legislation.
    They are well and truly set up to know their enemies when the climate wars and the fight for the planet begins in earnest.

  9. Adrianne Haddow

    DrakeN, I can’t disagree with that statement.
    Although it’s never been as blatantly obvious as now, what with NSW anti-protest laws that disenfranchise people who have concerns regarding environmental degradation, at the behest of big mining and resource theft by CSG and oil shysters, and with their latest facial scanning legislation.
    They are well and truly set up to know their enemies when the climate wars and the fight for the planet begins in earnest.

  10. Henry

    Barry and I made passionate love one beautiful evening. If he could get only get in touch with the soft and gentle side again.;the world would be a happier place. My heart is still open to you Barry.

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