The frightening schmerica

johnboy 14 January 2007 63

Page four of the CT boys and girls, we’ll make the front page yet!

When Schmerica (who I believe is a young woman) commented on the dangers at Summernats a week ago she did worry that she’d cop some flack for her view that women should take some responsibility for their personal safety.

I doubt she was expecting to be described as either an “anonymous blogger” by the Canberra Times, nor as “frightening” by Annie Love of the Canberra Rape Crisis Centre on the fourth page of the Sunday Times.

For what it’s worth Schmerica, we don’t think you’re frightening.

Having said that; thank you Eliza Young for crediting the source.

Oh, wait… what’s that? The online version you say? Miracles will never cease!

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63 Responses to The frightening schmerica
artline artline 3:50 pm 20 Feb 07

Yay for media !

joeyjo joeyjo 5:24 pm 18 Feb 07
cranky cranky 6:18 pm 16 Jan 07

A fair assumption would be that the majority of male attendees at the Summernats work in the factories and workshops of the country. These are generally male domains, females considered an exception.

General lunchtime banter revolves around sport, cars, grog and sex. The lunchroom library will always include a raft of magazines, usually with scantilly dressed ladies on the cover. The cover models are overdressed in comparison with those included inside.

Whithin is a constant and overwhelming message that the ladies are proud of their assets, love to display them and are quite amendable to exciting the punters. The accompanying text is practically pornographic.

To be an interested observer whilst these magazines are read and discussed by a range of male age groups is an education.

Perhaps some consideration should be given to this ‘conditioning’ to explain the actions of the Summernats yobs.

schmerica_ schmerica_ 9:33 pm 15 Jan 07

Mooseheads… hehe

And Mr. Evil you are more than welcome to steal any attention that has ended up in my direction.

Hasdrubahl Hasdrubahl 9:00 pm 15 Jan 07

Dez, if summernats is where the biggest bogans go and get drunk, where do the smallest ones go?

lenny lenny 7:40 pm 15 Jan 07

but do they go to summernats?

I-filed I-filed 7:10 pm 15 Jan 07

Based on first-hand stories from friends, going back some time, a notorious ANU date-rapist is the offspring of an upper-class Victorian winegrowing family. Another is the son of a prominent academic. Another Canberra rapist is now a senior doctor at Canberra Hospital. It isn’t a bogan thing.

dez dez 5:31 pm 15 Jan 07

The summernats wouldnt have being complete without some type of sexual assualt related attack. No matter how fabricated it may end up,
Really, What can you expect when the biggest bogans in Australia all gather and get drunk. And people still seem to be suprised when it happens??

ross69 ross69 5:01 pm 15 Jan 07

i agree Al that’s exactly what i was gonna say.

Pandy Pandy 3:23 pm 15 Jan 07

Awww shucks seepi.

seepi seepi 2:43 pm 15 Jan 07

I don’t want my taxes spent to encourage the ‘show us yer tits’ mentality either.

If summernats is a gfvot sanctioned and funded event women should feel safe to go there.

and the free speech example made sense to me.

Pandy Pandy 2:09 pm 15 Jan 07

yeah Al she aint blamless.

However the “show” us yer tits” mentality is encourage and was reported by the Sunday Times with photos. This should not happen.

Al Al 1:59 pm 15 Jan 07

God I hate it when an RA discussion disintergrates into a slag-fest between 2/3 people…
What no-one seems to have mentioned, is that this particular female was not – according to the first hand (sorry – second hand) account that was posted here when the story was first published – blameless. She picked a fight, and got a bunch of her male mates to fight it for her, then waded in herself, and got snotted. Sounded like she had it coming – not because she was just an innocent bystander trying to enjoy the event, but because she was a drunk bogan who used mates to pick on an innocent guy, and got caught out when he came back with his mates.
And none of THAT found its way into the CT reporting…

Pandy Pandy 1:54 pm 15 Jan 07

Well Lukergal, I am too busy working to worry what a wannabe fem-nazi who casts stones on one comment cares so I have plenty of character.

You can go and eat a tub of lard and parade your gutless PC values to Ms Love or not for all I care.

I have washed my hands of you and will wear the honor you bestowod upon me with pride given it took one deliberate comment 9reel ’em in boys!) to win said title.

LurkerGal LurkerGal 1:43 pm 15 Jan 07

I couldn’t care less about Summernats, and that comment (re me walking naked down the street) had no relevance whatsoever.

My silence was because I was too busy to check back and see if you had “slung another stone”. What you think of me means nothing to me, I would assume if you had any character, my opinion of you would have the same effect.

I think you are a dick, so therefore I am a hypocrite if I don’t get my clothese off? I rest my case.

Pandy Pandy 12:53 pm 15 Jan 07

Dawg I suggested that Lukergal would be a hypocrite if she did not (not you) on the basis that I was:

the most ignorant, ill-informed, uneducated, intoleratnt, Redneck, opinionated WANKER

Considering that I find it offensive that public money is being spent to promote a wet T-shirt contest suggests that I dont approve of wet T-shirt contets per se and that I dont see women as meat.

I guess her silence on the topic and her strongly painting me with a broad brush even when I come to women defence says something.

VYBerlinaV8_now with_added_grunt VYBerlinaV8_now with_added_grunt 12:47 pm 15 Jan 07

Wow, I thought the comment was directed to me! Perhaps I should lay off the steriods…

VYBerlinaV8_now with_added_grunt VYBerlinaV8_now with_added_grunt 12:45 pm 15 Jan 07

Nope – simply that what should happen and what does are two different things. Whether or not someone is ‘righteous’ seems irrelevant to me.

J Dawg J Dawg 12:32 pm 15 Jan 07

I don’t have the intention of making myself more righteous.

All I was suggesting is that you act on your own comments before accusing others (such as LurkerGal) of being a hypocrite for not acting on your comments.

You have said that you contacted Chic and John. Good work, however I haven’t. This should not make you better, or me worse.

Pandy Pandy 12:21 pm 15 Jan 07

So you are saying that because I am not doing what you are suggesting and that I have suggested something and have done it but you wont that makes you more righteous?

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