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Penthouse for the Pregnant?

By Sands 4 November 2008 59

I caught something briefly on a WIN news update about a girl demanding better public housing because she was pregnant.  From the pictures I saw it looked like she was living in the units in Lyons opposite the Woden Plaza. 

Don’t get me wrong, I feel for the girl, but what better public housing can she expect?  Those units are fine and Bernie Court has long gone so what’s she whinging about?  I haven’t heard the full story so let me know if I’m missing something. 

I dread to think of the spike in public housing pregnancies if she gets her upgrade.  It would start up the ‘Steralise first and ask questions later’ debate again.

What’s Your opinion?


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Pommy bastard 5:28 pm 05 Nov 08

Jazz said :

I didnt see the peice on TV so am speaking from a position of ignorance with regards to the facts but its entirely possible that the immeninent arrival of a new baby in this particular household will create a crowded appartment. Housing ACT has policies around how many bedrooms are allocated according to household size so she might be well within her rights to request a new home.

Then the policies are wrong and foster dependency.

It’s not rocket science; “I don’t have enough room in this place to have another kid.”

ikarus 5:17 pm 05 Nov 08

Send her to perth… Then she can wait 7 years in the queue just for the first place let alone an upgrade…

http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/story/0,21498,24605143-2761,00.html

Granny 2:52 pm 05 Nov 08

*hehe*

Yeah, I reckon I could write a “How To Tell If You’re Going To Get Knocked Up Checklist” ….

It would start with:

1. You can’t understand why he keeps trying to put his hand up your skirt. Why would he want to do that? Doesn’t he know it’s wrong? Has his mother taught him nothing?

2. He tells you he loves you. And you believe him.

Jim Jones 2:43 pm 05 Nov 08

Granny, I agree with you completely. My post was a response to a totally different post (see above).

Granny 2:41 pm 05 Nov 08

Oh, I thought you meant was I serious!

*blush* and *chuckle*

Granny 2:37 pm 05 Nov 08

No, of course I’m not serious. I was making the point that, unlike the woman, the man is not maligned by society for the pregnancy.

In my experience the most common reason for an unplanned pregnancy is that the woman is not planning on having sex nor even expecting to, if anything. Women who have sex frequently with one or more partners are much more likely to be prepared for that eventuality.

In truth it’s more likely to be the ‘Sandys’ than the ‘Rizzos’ that get knocked up.

Jim Jones 2:25 pm 05 Nov 08

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

That depends on whether you’re in a supportive relationship and how much you’re both planning on whinging to the govt for help.

Being in an unsupportive relationship and/or whinging for more money might make someone a lot of things, but a ‘slut’ or a ‘skank’? Are you serious?

Jim Jones 2:23 pm 05 Nov 08

Granny said :

Only if she is young and you abandon her.

Thanks Granny, I’ll get straight onto it. 😉

Jazz 2:19 pm 05 Nov 08

I didnt see the peice on TV so am speaking from a position of ignorance with regards to the facts but its entirely possible that the immeninent arrival of a new baby in this particular household will create a crowded appartment. Housing ACT has policies around how many bedrooms are allocated according to household size so she might be well within her rights to request a new home.

peterh 1:36 pm 05 Nov 08

bd84 said :

Pandy said :

Spread you legs and live with the consequences.

LOL!
too true.

I believe the story did mention that they said that she was originally declined on the basis that she earnt too much money, but now she’s on maternity leave so “waaa I need a new place to live cause I’m not earning that money anymore”. Whether or not that’s true or not is probably another story.

The stupidity of people like this woman is that she thinks she’s automatically entitled to a change in address because she’s pregnant. I don’t see that as being particularly any more dire than the probably already huge waiting list for a transfer. She should think herself lucky for the place she has, and there are places in the ACT housing system that are very much worse than her place in Hawker, which didn’t look too bad anyway.

and considering that she is working and earning too much prior to mat leave, why is she still in act housing anyway? shouldn’t she have been turfed out prior to pregnancy to let someone with no job and on the waiting list move in? what is earning too much, anyway?

My missus is pregnant; does this make her a ’slut’ or a ’skank’, or both? If somebody could let me know, that would be great.

That depends on whether you’re in a supportive relationship and how much you’re both planning on whinging to the govt for help.

Granny 11:09 am 05 Nov 08

I agree, BerraBoy68. I always feel incredibly sexy and completely gorgeous when I’m pregnant.

: )

And only my partner has to agree about that. Who cares what other people think?

BerraBoy68 11:04 am 05 Nov 08

Nothing looks better on a woman than being pregnant.

I know that have their own comments about sore feet, sore backs, cravings etc.. but that’s my opinion and I’m sticking to it.

neanderthalsis 10:52 am 05 Nov 08

Jim Jones said :

My missus is pregnant; does this make her a ‘slut’ or a ‘skank’, or both? If somebody could let me know, that would be great.

No Jim, but it does mean she puts out. 😛

(note: this was typed with tongue planted firmly in cheek and was meant to be a poor attempt at humour. If you find my comment offensive, feel free to have a whinge about it to someone who cares)

Granny 10:52 am 05 Nov 08

Only if she is young and you abandon her.

dexi 10:49 am 05 Nov 08

It makes her charitable Jim.

Jim Jones 10:45 am 05 Nov 08

My missus is pregnant; does this make her a ‘slut’ or a ‘skank’, or both? If somebody could let me know, that would be great.

Granny 10:00 am 05 Nov 08

Yes.

: )

BerraBoy68 9:51 am 05 Nov 08

Granny said :

*chuckle*

He did say that he would have gone broke from all the money I hadn’t made.

: )

LOL – GOLD!

I also agree with you on the issue of being supportive of women’s rights for their choice to have/don’t have kids. Some people I know have questioned my wife’s choice to give up full time work to look after our kids. Financially, it has been tough but now our youngest is about to start kindy we’re finally seeing some blue sky.

I agree on the inconsiderate comments. We’ve already spoken in another thread how comments can leave larger and more longer lasting scars than physical abuse.

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