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Gerry Brownlee: Deploying Troops In Iraq Helps Make NZ Queers Safer

By   /  June 23, 2016  /  Jessie Hume, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  29 Comments

I’m a queer and I’ll tell you what I think. Gerry if you want to help protect in queers here from violence, some war in Iraq is the least likely place to start. Start here Gerry, start at home. Let’s start with you.

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“La Tortura No Es Cultura” – torture is not culture

By   /  June 7, 2016  /  Jessie Hume, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  7 Comments

“La tortura no es cultura” was the phrase used when Catalonia officially banned bullfighting in 2010.
It translates to mean “torture is not culture” and it’s a moving phrase that has stuck in my mind over the last 10 years or so of animal advocacy I’ve seen.

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Clear their WINZ debt!

By   /  May 19, 2016  /  Jessie Hume, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  36 Comments

Yesterday many of us heard were horrified to hear of homeless families affected by New Zealand’s housing crisis who have been left with no option other than to take out shockingly expensive short-term loans from WINZ to pay for highly inflated motel costs. These loans accumulate at the rate of over $1000 per week.

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Tony Veitch is astounding

By   /  May 9, 2016  /  Jessie Hume, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  28 Comments

No one wants to hear from him any more. He’s not helping survivors of domestic violence and neither are the New Zealand Herald if they think that continually giving Veitch this platform is showing guys that accountability is OK.

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How We Discuss Sex Work

By   /  December 21, 2015  /  Jessie Hume, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  22 Comments

If someone says they have been raped that is their body, their words. Imagine how devastating it would be if someone told you you were letting yourself get raped. That is the essence of the victim-blaming mentality we want shut down.

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Coke Adds The Fun Factor To Racism And Colonialism

By   /  December 10, 2015  /  Jessie Hume, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  16 Comments

In a great example of how not to think – here or anywhere else – and what locals have called “A painful metaphor of ongoing colonialism in the country” Coke create an ad that’s so racist it brings a whole new dimension to racism. Fun!

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John Key’s Wealth Creation & Economic Violence

By   /  December 9, 2015  /  Jessie Hume, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  37 Comments

“No! You don’t get to degrade the public services to the point you’re running an unsolicited austerity sham and then go party it up and pat yourself on the back and feel great about your politics. Your politics are bad and you should feel bad.”

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Report Shows Roastbuster Rape Survivors Also Failed by CYF

By   /  December 4, 2015  /  Jessie Hume, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  10 Comments

Today came the terribly sad results of the inquiry into the Child, Youth and Family handling of the Roastbusters incident.

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Two Years On: So Where Is Our Anti-Rape Petition Now?

By   /  December 3, 2015  /  Jessie Hume, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  15 Comments

Around two years ago I submitted your petition – a petition signed by 111,000 New Zealanders – to parliament. We spoke up strongly together on the streets and through our signatures against rape culture, the government’s inaction on rape, and the violence of the Roastbusters.

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The Nice-as Vegan Israeli Military

By   /  November 19, 2015  /  Jessie Hume, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  15 Comments

Hey remember that time you agreed with the war criminal Benjamin Netanyahu and you threw up into your own mouth a little? The guy that Spain just issued an arrest warrant for over the 2010 Gaza flotilla attack?

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Charlie Sheen’s Bullshit

By   /  November 18, 2015  /  Jessie Hume, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  9 Comments

Charlie Sheen is a narcissistic, misogynistic scumbag who many New Zealanders love. We heard today his supposedly “earnest, open and honest” declarations regarding his HIV status. But what we also heard was truly some of the most scurrilous and disturbing scapegoating of sex workers by Charlie and reporter Matt Lauer.

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Michelle Boag Thinks Survivors Should Shut Up

By   /  November 16, 2015  /  Jessie Hume, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  26 Comments

A revolting, ignorant response from Michelle Boag (former National Party president) today claiming opposition members were “parading their victimhood” in disclosing their experiences with sexual violence.

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John Key & His Fake Rape Claim

By   /  November 14, 2015  /  Jessie Hume, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  15 Comments

Sexual violence is something we don’t talk about. It’s swept under the rug because discussing it is uncomfortable. Disclosure points at perpetrators who are usually known and sometimes respected, and has often been something that damages the reputation of the survivor

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WHO report on meat – Should Schools And Hospitals Opt-Out Of Carcinogenic Products?

By   /  October 28, 2015  /  Jessie Hume, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  58 Comments

As a parent I make decisions for my own health that aren’t always the best, but I want to make sure the decisions I make for him are nothing but the best.

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Moral Panic And Marijuana

By   /  July 16, 2015  /  Jessie Hume, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  10 Comments

The fear of marijuana is almost laughable, I’m shocked at the kind of parliamentary woo-woo drama required for someone to gain access to it for medical purposes.

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How Dangerous Is Mould To Your Family?

By   /  June 12, 2015  /  Jessie Hume, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  63 Comments

We have a right to an honest appraisal of mould from our health authorities; this means an honest attempt for them to make homes safe and published information on how to use our own resources to best protect our families

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