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New Zealand’s Transphobic Politicians

By   /  May 27, 2015  /  Jessie Hume, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  12 Comments

The fact is we currently live in an ignorant, transphobic country and we need to do something about that. And those politicians, who love to be counted in support of gays, are out the door when it comes to our transgender friends.

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A Radical Perspective On Ireland’s Gay Marriage Success

By   /  May 26, 2015  /  Jessie Hume, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

If public opinion were the only measure we used to make decisions on human rights and equality we would be in trouble, because of racism, prejudice and bullying and how these fluctuate in terms of their influence at different points in history.

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Shocking IPCA Report Confirms Criminality Of Roastbusters Actions And Police Failure

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

Today’s ‘part two’ of the Independent Police Conduct Authority report into police handling of the Roastbusters case vehemently supports the claims of advocates and activists, despite a year and a half of claims by police that they did all they could.

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#Notproud of Pinkwashing

By   /  February 23, 2015  /  Jessie Hume, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  19 Comments

The last two years, queer and trans people have protested pinkwashing at the Pride parade. This year something terrible happened; a protestor was violently injured and had her arm broken by security.

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NZ Pastor Prays For Homosexual Author To Kill Himself

By   /  December 9, 2014  /  Jessie Hume, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  23 Comments

The bible has lots of strange, irrational recommendations that are not followed by any modern day Christians, such as forbidding people from wearing clothing of two weaves, planting two seeds in one field (home gardeners be damned!), or instructions that we ought to stone women to death if they aren’t virgins when they marry, that slavery is fine, and that trading women like chattels and forcing them into marriages is also fine.

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SUCCESS! But Justice System Changes Must Ensure No More Roastings In Court

By   /  November 27, 2014  /  Jessie Hume, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

On Monday there was good news for rape survivors and this blog was supposed to be about the success of our advocacy, and it is about that success, but today’s events have brought into stark focus the real-world importance of this issue as yet another girl battles for justice in court after her rape is filmed and posted on Facebook. While in court the defence counsel ask if she considers herself a “slut”. It’s enough to turn the stomach.

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Performance-demonstration at Auckland’s High Court to demand justice for rape survivors

By   /  November 21, 2014  /  Jessie Hume, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  17 Comments

People outraged at the lack of justice in the so-called ‘Roast Busters’ case and 99% of other rape cases in this country are holding a visually powerful mass action at the Auckland High Court at 1 o’clock on Saturday.

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Public Fury Skyrockets Over Inadequate Response To Roast Busters

By   /  November 6, 2014  /  Jessie Hume, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  9 Comments

I think the government and watch keepers of the justice system have totally underestimated the level of public outrage and frustration over not only the Roast Busters issue but over the issue of a totally inadequate system that has completely failed to take rape seriously.

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Open Letter to Amy Adams: Please Reopen The Review Into Sexual Violence Court Processes

By   /  October 31, 2014  /  Jessie Hume, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

New Zealand has a notoriously low conviction rate for adult sexual offences. I realise rape prevention is about more than just criminal conviction, but there is a message being sent, and right now that message is that rape simply doesn’t matter. To rapists we say “if you rape, it’s likely nothing bad will happen to you”, to rape survivors we say “if you get raped, no one cares”. – See more at: http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2014/10/31/open-letter-to-amy-adams-please-reopen-the-review-into-sexual-violence-court-processes/#sthash.1OOG6AIj.dpuf

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You Can Get Away With Rape In New Zealand

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Jessie Hume, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  31 Comments

If we ever needed proof we live in a rape culture we have it. By doing virtually nothing useful to prevent rape, our system essentially faciliates rape and supports rapists. The illegality of rape is pointless if nothing is done to uphold the law. The police seem to be specifically responsible for setting up a roadblock to prosecution. If so few cases see court, they are positioned as the barrier to justice.

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Internet Is An Essential Need

By   /  September 18, 2014  /  Jessie Hume, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  7 Comments

This is my last blog before the election and I really just want to speak from the heart.

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New Zealand Politics: Too Many Dicks On The Dancefloor

By   /  September 10, 2014  /  Jessie Hume, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  30 Comments

When I say ‘dicks’ I’m referring to penises, I’m not trying to insult the leaders as people, and I don’t personally blame them insomuch as I feel they have a responsibility as humans to fight for greater fairness.

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The Rock Fuels NZ Roastbuster Rape Culture

By   /  September 2, 2014  /  Jessie Hume, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

Action Alert (Please share this blog): The Rock are still publishing the images on their website and updating links. Let them know what you think. School them on consent and that acting without consent isn’t actually a laugh!

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The Edge Posts Naked Photos Of Jennifer Lawrence Without Consent

By   /  September 1, 2014  /  Jessie Hume, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  24 Comments

Today the Edge website – owned by Media Works – published fully naked photographs of Jennifer Lawrence without her consent.

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The Terrifyingly Self-Aware Right-Wing Behemoth

By   /  August 15, 2014  /  Jessie Hume, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  9 Comments

The right are terrifyingly self-aware. Their campaign is unethical and they know it. They know when they’re lying. The Slater scam isn’t some clumsy hack operation, it’s an elegantly organised set of relationships which reveals Whale Oil to be nothing more than a scammy vector for the countries dirtiest politicians and PR people

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Free-range Scam; Factory Farming Has To Go

By   /  August 8, 2014  /  Jessie Hume, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

Members of the public have been rising up in outrage to see an end to the industrialised cruelty of intensive factory farms. We have seen over and over in the last few weeks that the public are being heavily mislead in multiple ways in regards to how farm animals are being treated, and there are massive issues with untruthfulness by producers.

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