We breed all sorts in this city

shutterbug 19 May 2009 208

This evening, two stories hit the front page involving women from Canberra. Their contrasting stories prove what a diverse little city we have here (and perhaps the growing need for selective breeding).

First, everyone’s favourite trashy spray tan “artist” and self proclaimed addictive drug to footballers Charmyne Palavi has written a piece for News Ltd about the perils of being so irresistible to footy players.

She has a positive spin on sleeping with footy players, arguing that it’s about a woman’s freedom.

    “[I can] have sex whenever, with whomever, I choose. I am old enough and wise enough to know these encounters are nothing more than what they were at the time – mostly consensual, one-on-one sex, on my terms.”

Mostly consensual? Gosh, a class act and expert on woman’s rights to be sure.

Luckily, there came another story, a sobering ying to that trashy yang. A former Canberra resident named Natalia Dearnley had her wedding plans disturbed by the filming of a new Tom Hanks movie. He was apparently only to happy to help her get to through the commotion to her classy ceremony.

So from trashy bed hoppers to well educated romantics, see it all in your nation’s capital.

See it in Canberra!


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peterh peterh 11:32 am 20 May 09

AngryHenry said :

Jim Jones said :

wow – shutterbug really turned out to be a complete and utter d1ck.

Sure did!

That really went kind of off the rails though didn’t it?

I think being online that late at night seems to be like feeding a mogwai after midnight.

LOL!

showing your age, angryhenry. Thanks for the reminder re gremlins, though. Forgot all about that movie.

AngryHenry AngryHenry 11:25 am 20 May 09

Jim Jones said :

wow – shutterbug really turned out to be a complete and utter d1ck.

Sure did!

That really went kind of off the rails though didn’t it?

I think being online that late at night seems to be like feeding a mogwai after midnight.

peterh peterh 10:01 am 20 May 09

Jim Jones said :

wow – shutterbug really turned out to be a complete and utter d1ck.

+1

Thumper Thumper 9:33 am 20 May 09

Indeed. Quite nasty at times.

Jim Jones Jim Jones 9:27 am 20 May 09

wow – shutterbug really turned out to be a complete and utter d1ck.

vg vg 7:56 am 20 May 09

shutterbug said :

Granny said :

Granny said :

Run along, see if your suffocating hubby wants any.

Fortunately most of the men on this site are fantastic, and I appreciate them more than ever right now.

Yes, I’m sure you’ll do a fine job of showing them your appreciation too.

Well, both those statements are unisex. Men and women can be in a suffocating marriage and man and woman can show their appreciation to the opposite sex. So I do not accept either is sexual harassment, certainly not in a reasonable interpretation of them.

However, I will accept that my words have caused you some distress and offence. I am sorry.

I’m sure my wife would like to suffocate me sometimes

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 7:47 am 20 May 09

It would be nice if we could have an adult discussion here on matters involving sex without you turning it into a forum about your own emotional needs Granny.

Granny Granny 1:29 am 20 May 09

Let’s start over. Hi, I’m Granny!

: )

Granny Granny 1:21 am 20 May 09

Ms Broderick has the url and presumably became a Commissioner through being neither naive or stupid ….

However, I forgive you, shutterbug, and I thank you for your apology. Consider it forgotten.

shutterbug shutterbug 1:08 am 20 May 09

Granny said :

Granny said :

Run along, see if your suffocating hubby wants any.

Fortunately most of the men on this site are fantastic, and I appreciate them more than ever right now.

Yes, I’m sure you’ll do a fine job of showing them your appreciation too.

Well, both those statements are unisex. Men and women can be in a suffocating marriage and man and woman can show their appreciation to the opposite sex. So I do not accept either is sexual harassment, certainly not in a reasonable interpretation of them.

However, I will accept that my words have caused you some distress and offence. I am sorry.

Granny Granny 12:50 am 20 May 09

Granny said :

Run along, see if your suffocating hubby wants any.

Fortunately most of the men on this site are fantastic, and I appreciate them more than ever right now.

Yes, I’m sure you’ll do a fine job of showing them your appreciation too.

shutterbug shutterbug 12:43 am 20 May 09

Granny said :

shutterbug said :

… I did not fully appreciate the someone so strong willed could be so sensitive.

Maybe that’s because you didn’t see me put my head in my hands and cry while Nick Cave sung People Ain’t No Good. I fight because I have to, not because I want to. And I’m so sick of fighting the whole world … for everything.

I note you continue to be ambiguous about what comments constitute harassment and would therefore be of interest to HROC.
Perhaps because they’re aren’t any. If they’re are, put it on the table now.

Granny Granny 12:41 am 20 May 09

shutterbug said :

… I did not fully appreciate the someone so strong willed could be so sensitive.

Maybe that’s because you didn’t see me put my head in my hands and cry while Nick Cave sung People Ain’t No Good. I fight because I have to, not because I want to. And I’m so sick of fighting the whole world … for everything.

shutterbug shutterbug 12:33 am 20 May 09

Granny said :

You don’t have to be in my presence, genius. The operative word is ‘or’. You did make at least two statements of a sexual nature *to* my person in writing.

What were these to comments?

Granny Granny 12:32 am 20 May 09

You think you can treat women like that? You think you can talk to women like that? Think again. Women deserve better. We deserve some damned respect. I’m so sick of this $hit.

Granny Granny 12:25 am 20 May 09

You don’t have to be in my presence, genius. The operative word is ‘or’. You did make at least two statements of a sexual nature *to* my person in writing.

shutterbug shutterbug 12:25 am 20 May 09

Granny said :

Bring it.

Well, I do not apologise for my comments. But I do apologise for any offence caused, I did not fully appreciate the someone so strong willed could be so sensitive.

Clown Killer Clown Killer 12:18 am 20 May 09

You’re still a toad though.

shutterbug shutterbug 12:15 am 20 May 09

Granny said :

Oh, really? I was under the impression that sexual harrassment was breaking the law.

DISCRIMINATION ACT 1991 – SECT 58

PART V—SEXUAL HARASSMENT Meaning of sexual harassment
58. (1) For the purposes of this Part, a person subjects another person to sexual harassment if the person makes an unwelcome sexual advance, or an unwelcome request for sexual favours, to the other person or engages in other unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature in circumstances in which the other person reasonably feels offended, humiliated or intimidated.

(2) A reference in subsection (1) to conduct of a sexual nature shall be read as including a reference to the making of a statement of a sexual nature to, or in the presence of, a person, whether the statement is made orally or in writing.

I am not in your presence. This is the internet.

Granny Granny 12:14 am 20 May 09

Bring it.

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