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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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