Hoyden about Town » tigtog http://hoydenabouttown.com HOYDEN (hoid'n): woman of saucy, boisterous or carefree behavior Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:00:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Procedure Fail: WisCon, Feminism and Safe Spaces http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140729.17092/procedure-fail-wiscon-feminism-and-safe-spaces/ http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140729.17092/procedure-fail-wiscon-feminism-and-safe-spaces/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:07:26 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=17092 obvious deviants who could never be part of my well-ordered community (when in fact they are commonly those with the well-liked/respected status to be given the benefit of the doubt when/if reports are made against them), it's worth reading about the mistakes of communities with which one isn't familiar so that one can learn about patterns to watch out for and procedural standards which need to be known and practised by decision-makers. ]]> Many SF fans are very disappointed that a serial harasser was allowed to attend WisCon 38 despite reports against him laid during WisCon 37, and that the official response to much criticism during and since the convention has been to provisionally ban him for a few years rather than ban him in perpetuity.

Readers who are already part of SF fandom have probably seen a lot of this WisCon 38 fallout already, and there is a great deal of related/background reading that might seem daunting to those anyone who hasn’t heard about this at all (I certainly haven’t read everything myself), but this situation is worth people outside SFF reading about because one of the major revelations that has come to light about how/why this was mishandled so badly was that decision-makers were not made aware of nor did they factcheck all relevant information before reaching their decision: precedents regarding a similar situation at a different convention in recent years that was mishandled in a way that should have made WisCon more alert to avoidable mistakes,  past accusations/confessions against/from the accused, details of reports from accusers in this situation not conveyed, the accused was given further followup and input into the final decision but the accusers were not, and claims about legal obligations made by the accused have since been revealed to be false. Since this sort of institutional memory-holing of relevant history regarding serial harassers and non-transparency of procedures to the accusers is precisely the sort of social convention that serial harassers rely upon in order to keep getting away with what they do, alongside the fallacy that harassers are obvious deviants who could never be part of my well-ordered community (when in fact they are commonly those with the well-liked/respected status to be given the benefit of the doubt when/if reports are made against them), it’s worth reading about the mistakes of communities with which one isn’t familiar so that one can learn about patterns to watch out for and procedural standards which need to be known and practised by decision-makers.

Geek Melange: Debunking the Fairy Tale of WisCon, Feminism and Safe Spaces

I’d fully intended to have a glowing, gushing and rather fangirlish entry about my WisCon experiences up within a week of returning from the con, but that cold bug decided to fight eviction for nearly a month, things at work got busy and life generally got in the way.

And then the first rumbles of “All was not right in the state of WisCon” started showing up on my radar.

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If there’s one advantage to how technology has changed the way we communicate, it’s that news no longer stays buried until long after the initial furor has died down. In response to public demands for accountability and an explanation of what in the hell the Subcommittee was thinking, the news that’s been coming in a steady and quickening pace from within the ConCom and Subcommittee about how the Frenkel decision was made has been more than a little disturbing. Not only were some of the committee members unaware of the particulars of the ReaderCon/Valentine/Walling situation and how that provided a roadmap to avoid repeating their mistakes (one of the results being the entire board resigning because they had messed things up so badly that nothing they did would be trusted by the community), they were unaware of the sum total of Frenkel’s behavior and history because that information had been cherry-picked by the person who was appointed as the Member Advocate and ostensibly supposed to be advocating for Frenkel’s victims. Further, Jankowski and Matthesen were not followed up with during the process, nor was their input solicited regarding the Subcommittee’s decision before the decision was announced – but guess whose input was solicited instead.

Frenkel asserted during his interview(s) with the Subcommittee that due to a NDA with his previous employer he was not allowed to speak publicly about anything related to his departure from their employment, and that this precluded him from addressing or even apologising for his actions. This factor was apparently crucial in the Subcommittee’s decision to make the ban only provisional and subject to reconsideration upon expiry of this purported NDA, but the Subcommittee reportedly never checked with the employer whether Frenkel’s assertion was true before making their ruling. Surprise – it wasn’t true.

A known harasser, someone who has been an industry missing stair for decades, whose questionable work history has led to many who worked with him as their editor to ask each other, “Have you been Frenkeled yet?”, who claimed contrition for similar actions in 2010 but apparently didn’t actually learn anything, who had the arrogance to show up at WisCon 38 to “prove he did nothing wrong,” lied to avoid taking responsibility for his actions. 

I am Jane’s total lack of surprise.

Elise Mattheson has just had a guest post published at several blogs about her perspective on the procedural failures at WisCon since she first submitted her report on Frenkel’s harassment. Unsurprisingly she has lost a lot of trust in the competency of WisCon to responsibly and transparently deal with harassers so that con-goers are adequately safeguarded.

The Geek Feminism Wiki: Jim Frenkel at WisCon 38 has a comprehensive outline of the situation with links to many responses/analyses. Those who wish to learn more about relevant patterns/precedents/procedures regarding other harassment events in a variety of communities can check the GF Wiki’s Incidents page for frequently updated information.

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Media Circus: Hockeynomics edition http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140728.17090/media-circus-hockeynomics-edition/ http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140728.17090/media-circus-hockeynomics-edition/#comments Sun, 27 Jul 2014 22:21:00 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=17090

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Good news everybody! Our esteemed Treasurer Joe Hockey just told the Kiwis that the Australian economy is not in crisis nor even in trouble!

Joe Hockey has told New Zealand that there is no crisis in the Australian economy, nor is it in trouble.

The treasurer also made no mention of the “budget emergency” he and his government referred to when justifying their unpopular budget to Australians.

Instead, Mr Hockey reassured Kiwis that their second biggest trading partner is benefiting from 23 years of consecutive economic growth.

“The Australian economy is not in trouble,” he told New Zealand political current affairs show The Nation on Saturday.

Mr Hockey also denied drastic reforms to Australian healthcare, education and taxes were about ideological change.

Looking forward to him repeating this excellent news on one of our very own political current affairs shows any moment now. A…………ny mo………..ment.


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QOTD: Neutrality is not neutral. Neutrality supports the status quo. http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140726.17075/qotd-neutrality-is-not-neutral-neutrality-supports-the-status-quo/ http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140726.17075/qotd-neutrality-is-not-neutral-neutrality-supports-the-status-quo/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:25:03 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=17075 [Content Note: discussion of graphic rape threats and links to posts that quote them] the way you personally feel about rape threats is irrelevant. What’s relevant is how you behave when they happen. When you support and promote the work of someone who makes rape threats, you are tolerating rape threats. ]]> A woman in early twentieth century dress, gazing into a yawning chasm 5000 feet deep, Moran's Point. (c1902-1903) rift[Content Note: discussion of graphic rape threats and links to posts that quote them]

From a post by Greta Christina about the Deep Rifts™ in the atheist community/movement, but it applies to just about every other community/movement too.

I’m sure that you, personally, don’t like rape threats, or approve of them. But the way you personally feel about rape threats is irrelevant. What’s relevant is how you behave when they happen. When you support and promote the work of someone who makes rape threats, you are tolerating rape threats. I agree that with some words and actions, we can agree on some things and disagree on others, and set aside disagreements to work together. Someone who says and does what The Amazing Atheist did does not fall into that category.

I understand that when it comes to the divisions and hostilities in the atheist movement about feminism and sexism, many people want to remain neutral. But there is no way to remain neutral. You cannot welcome people of color into our community, and also welcome racists. You cannot welcome LGBT people, and also welcome homophobes. And you cannot welcome women, and also welcome hateful misogynists who want to rape us.

Neutrality is not neutral. Neutrality supports the status quo. And the status quo, apparently, is one in which people who publicly make brutal graphic rape threats, and who express joy over the fact that someone was raped, still get to be respected members of the community with thousands hundreds of thousands of followers — because they sometimes say clever things about creationists.

Is that the community standard you want to support?

To relate back to an earlier post, the person who made the rape threats that Greta quotes in her post was TJ Kincaid aka TheAmazingAtheist. That these quotes (and other documentation of deplorable attitudes) are unequivocally Kincaid’s words is why that earlier post still stands.

As Australia’s Chief of Army, Lieutenant General David Morrison, said last year, “the standard you walk by is the standard you accept”.

There are points of disagreement I can have with some people over goals/strategies etc and still work with them or manage to socialise happily with them. There are some people whose social behaviours I find intensely irritating but I can still work with them or manage to socialise civilly with them. There are other people I will not work with and actively avoid socially, because their behaviour has crossed too many lines and I simply don’t trust them to remain within acceptable bounds of behaviour either with me or with other people around me. I am not going to apologise for that, and I’m not going to stop pointing out that some chasms are simply not worth building bridges across.

ETA: Greta paraphrases her post in comments in response to an obtuse interlocutor:

If we are never willing to shun anyone, for any reason, it means we are literally willing to tolerate anything.

Image credit for Deep Rifts™ macro: Dana Hunter

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TheAmazingAtheist purportedly wrote these words, looked at them, and chose to publish them http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140721.17014/theamazingatheist-wrote-these-words-looked-at-them-and-chose-to-publish-them/ http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140721.17014/theamazingatheist-wrote-these-words-looked-at-them-and-chose-to-publish-them/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:03:38 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=17014 UPDATE: It has been shown that there is no evidence that TheAmazingAtheist actually wrote these words, and Kincaid has responded to these allegations. The tumblr from which this quote was sourced has been deleted. Please see below. Count yourself lucky if you've never heard of somewhat popular video-blogger TheAmazingAtheist aka TJ Kincaid. He's one of the subset of atheists who want certain other atheists to "stop being divisive" via pointing out the injustices of the kyriarchal status quo ongoing within the atheist "movement". He has ever so many rational and deeply intellectual opinions about life, the universe and everything. ]]> UPDATE: It has been shown that there is no evidence that TheAmazingAtheist actually wrote these words, and Kincaid has responded to these allegations. The tumblr from which this quote was sourced has been deleted. Please see below.

Count yourself lucky if you’ve never heard of somewhat popular video-blogger TheAmazingAtheist aka TJ Kincaid. He’s one of the subset of atheists who want certain other atheists to “stop being divisive” via pointing out the injustices of the kyriarchal status quo ongoing within the atheist “movement”. He has ever so many rational and deeply intellectual opinions about life, the universe and everything. I just saw a link on Manboobz to a tumblr quoting directlyattributing this quote to Amazeman’s (self-published) e-book Scumbag: Musings of a Subhuman (2007);

[NOTE: Image macro showing TAA with disputed quote has been removed since this appears to be a manufactured quote, and the tumblr where it was posted has now been deleted. I'm leaving the quote itself to lend context to the rest of the post and comments.]

Nature already has an age of consent. That age is approximately 12-13, otherwise known as the onset of puberty. We don’t need Christian morals to set an arbitrary age on when a sexually mature human female can mate legally. We already have clear parameters on sexually [sic] maturity as established by the law of evolution, and acting within those parameters does not under any reasonable definition constitute “rape”. Moreover, because this irrational moral imperialism is almostly solely applied against males who pursue relationships with younger females, I do believe the change of age-of-consent laws should be a critical area of focus for Men’s Rights Activists.

So sure, 2007 is ancient stuff in internet years, but it’s the first time I’ve seen it, and Kincaid is back on the atheosphere’s radar due to other stuff going on which is not directly relevant to this quote, so I’m choosing to highlight this particular example of his scumbaggery because he doesn’t seem to have changed these opinions since 2007 because it’s not an uncommon argument and deserves to be scorned.

I’m struggling to get past histhese misconceptions about puberty and physical sexual maturity to count the other errors in that paragraph. The *onset* of puberty is the *beginning* of the bodily changes associated with physical sexual maturity rather than the sign of the *completion* of the bodily changes associated with physical sexual maturity. Women need more physiological changes to occur than just having begun the menstrual cycle for their bodies to be ready to safely complete a pregnancy, so even if we were to accept his argument that “Nature already has an age of consent” he’s looking at the wrong age.

Heit’s also losing me on the idea that the current legal age of sexual consent has anything to do with Christian morals in particular. Simply on a pragmatic social stability level society has an interest in attempting to minimise the number of babies born to girls who are have not yet acquired the life skills necessary to either control their fertility reliably or be financially secure parents (thus aiming for fewer households with children requiring state aid), entirely aside from the many, many other ethical considerations that don’t need “Christian morals” for their foundation which I’m sure you all can think of.

Don’t get me started on the “law of evolution” crap.


UPDATE: PZ Myers also posted on this macro over at Pharyngula, and the Horde has been unable to find a verified cite. I’ve also woken up to  find a handful of drive-by comments here informing me that they can’t find it either.  As the rationalwiki entry on Kincaid notes though,

Kincaid made a post on a Marilyn Manson fanforum in his pre-Youtube days in which he advocated a lowering of the age of consent to “12 or 13″ and admitted to having had “extreme pedophilic fantasies.”[6] In fact, he has admitted to having “dated” a 14 year old girl when he was 23.[7]

The exact words in the macro above, in particular the errors of fact, cannot be shown at this time to belong to Kincaid. The attitude towards sex with pubescent children though is consistent with his words expressed in the past.


FURTHER UPDATE: Kincaid has addressed this allegation on his tumblr:

Somebody said that you think that age of consent should be 13 and tau you were in a intimate relationship with a 14 year old when you were 23

Asked by Anonymous

Wow. The rumor mill just keeps on churning.

The age of consent thing is based on a post I made on an internet forum when I was like 20. And it was actually a pretty popular sentiment on the boards at that time. Hell, it was a popular sentiment on the internet in general at that time. It was also, I’m sad to say, an opinion that my father held.

After experiencing another decade on planet earth, I realize how horribly misguided that opinion was and is. I think that maybe it’s not so horrible for kids that age to begin sexual exploration with one another, but it’s definitely wrong for an adult to engage is sex with someone that young and inexperienced.

As for this nonsense about me dating a 14-year-old when I was 23, I was actually mocking a friend of mine who was over 30 and was macking on some 16-year-old girl. The sad fact is that when I was 23, I was single and pussyless. And I was too timid and frightened to even approach a girl sexually, let alone one who could wind me up in prison.

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Science outreach and when glorifying heroes can alienate prospects http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140715.17002/science-outreach-and-when-glorifying-heroes-can-alienate-prospects/ http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140715.17002/science-outreach-and-when-glorifying-heroes-can-alienate-prospects/#comments Mon, 14 Jul 2014 23:59:31 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=17002 [I]t is dangerous to rest your scientific outreach efforts on scientific heroes. [...] Science outreach doesn’t just deliver messages about what science knows or about the processes by which that knowledge is built. Science outreach also delivers messages about what kind of people scientists are (and about what kinds of people can be scientists). ]]> The history of science is full of high achievers and pioneers who had well-documented “foibles” i.e. failings in their treatment of other people. Brilliant scientists are not necessarily good examples of moral/ethical behaviour.

“Science is a way of trying not to fool yourself. The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool.”
– Richard Feynman

Using the oft-quoted Richard Feynman and his celebrated frankness about regarding women as sexual puzzles to be unlocked as a case study, Janet Stemwedel aka Doctor Freeride examines how a common tendency to minimise such “character flaws” by treating people as resultant vectors (as though any harms they caused are outweighed by the glories of their scientific achievements) can actually have the exact opposite of the desired effect when attempting to tell stories that are meant to draw people into the field of scientific study:

One take-home message of all this is that making positive contributions to science doesn’t magically cancel out harmful things you may do — including things that may have the effect of harming other scientists or the cooperative knowledge-building effort in which they’re engaged. If you’re a living scientist, this means you should endeavor not to do harm, regardless of what kinds of positive contributions you’ve amassed so far.

Another take-home message here is that it is dangerous to rest your scientific outreach efforts on scientific heroes.

If the gist of your outreach is: “Science is cool! Here’s a cool guy who made cool contributions to science!” and it turns out that your “cool guy” actually displayed some pretty awful behavior (sexist, racist, whatever), you probably shouldn’t put yourself in a position where your message comes across as:

  • These scientific contributions were worth the harm done by his behavior (including the harm it may have done in unfairly excluding people from full participation in science).
  • He may have been sexist or racist, but that was no big deal because people in his time, place and culture were pretty sexist (as if that removes the harm done by the behavior).
  • He did some things that weren’t sexist or racist, so that cancels out the things he did that were sexist or racist. Maybe he worked hard to help a sister or a daughter participate in science; how can we then say that his behavior hurt women’s inclusion in science?
  • His sexism or racism was no big deal because it seems to have been connected to a traumatic event (e.g., his wife died, he had a bad experience with a black person once), or because the problematic behavior seems to have been his way of “blowing off steam” during a period of scientific productivity.

You may be intending to convey the message that this was an interesting guy who made some important contributions to science, but the message that people may take away is that great scientific achievement totally outweighs sexism, racism, and other petty problems.

But people aren’t actually resultant vectors. If you’re a target of the racism, sexism, and other petty problems, you may not feel like they should be overlooked or forgiven on the strength of the scientific achievement.

Science outreach doesn’t just deliver messages about what science knows or about the processes by which that knowledge is built. Science outreach also delivers messages about what kind of people scientists are (and about what kinds of people can be scientists).

As Stemwedel notes, it can be difficult to acknowledge that someone who had a positive impact on you can have had a negative impact on others because of differing perspectives due to different life experiences. That is however the truth of human interaction in all fields, not just scientific endeavour. Objectivity is a team sport, and if you refuse to listen to those whose experiences and responses differ from your own then you are not being objective at all.

Maybe you aren’t the kind of person whose opinion about science or eagerness to participate in science would be influenced by the character flaws of the “scientific heroes” on offer, but if you’re already interested in science perhaps you’re not the main target for outreach efforts. And if members of the groups who are targeted for outreach tell you that they find these “scientific heroes” and the glorification of them by science fans alienating, perhaps listening to them would help you to devise more effective outreach strategies.

We can all do with reminders to spend more time listening to others about all sorts of issues. Defaulting to “what we’ve always done” or “what would have worked for me as a kid” is always going to limit the effectiveness of what we’re trying to do.

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Quicklink: Autism not just a boy thing http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140715.16997/quicklink-autism-not-just-a-boy-thing/ http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140715.16997/quicklink-autism-not-just-a-boy-thing/#comments Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:07:00 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=16997

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As regular readers of this blog probably already know, there are plenty of women on the autism spectrum, some of whom write and comment right here. The common/general view of autism tends to follow the Simon Baron-Cohen theory of “extreme male brain” though, because it got a lot of media coverage, because scientists whose work reinforces essentialist views of gender always do get a lot of media coverage. There are countervailing conclusions drawn by other researchers however, with respect to the sex skew in autism diagnoses. Virginia Hughes analyses The Sexual Politics of Autism in her National Geographic blog; a meaty overview with lots of juicy links.

Archive index image: Temple Grandin, the Colorado State University professor world-renowned for using insights gained from her autism to design humane livestock-handling systems, on horseback

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Every Arnold Scream http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140714.16991/every-arnold-scream/ http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140714.16991/every-arnold-scream/#comments Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:54:14 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=16991

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… From Every Arnold Movie. I found this mashup weirdly cheering somehow.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is a success for one reason and one reason only: he sounds awesome when he screams. We put together this compilation of every Arnold Schwarzenegger scream from every Arnold Schwarzenegger movie. NOOOOOOOOOO. GET TO DA CHOPPAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!



Created by Oliver Noble for filmdrunk.uproxx.com

Bonus pic: Grace and Arnold!

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Grace Jones fooling around with sharp pointy things on the set of Conan The Destroyer

She’s got him where she wants him

I hereby declare a winter whimsy thread. What’s tickled your fancy lately?

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Media Circus: Palmergeddon edition http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140711.16983/media-circus-palmergeddon-edition/ http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140711.16983/media-circus-palmergeddon-edition/#comments Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:25:25 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=16983

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Yesterday the new Palmer United Party senators didn’t vote with the government after all on Abbott’s repeal of Labor’s carbon pricing system, and this morning the Murdoch Media is full of grotesque caricatures of Clive Palmer focussing on his fat (wow, whodathunkit?) while trumpeting FUD about “chaos” in parliament because one vote on one bill in the Senate has not gone the government’s way.

That spinaround didn’t take long, did it?

I’m hugely wary of Palmer’s solipsistic and exploitative view of politics myself, but schadenfreude is absolutely the word du jour for my emotions regarding what he wrought against Abbott yesterday. Palmer’s pursuit of populism has worked in the national interest for this brief moment. But do any of us have any confidence that he won’t jump tracks for his own benefit in a heartbeat if Abbott offers him the right deal?

My favourite #auspol image macro for the last few days: “I am the leader of the charm offensive. Are you not charmed?”

Hint to spin teams – if you’re mounting a charm offensive, the last thing you should do is announce that this is what you’re doing! Because then the people you want to charm realise that you’re insincere sooner rather than later, which is exactly what you don’t want. It reminds me of when the Labor spin team announced that it was time to bring out The Real Julia instead of just doing it, which meant that the tactic was fatally undermined before it even started. Strikes me as yet another manifestation of the political elite’s obsession with the 24/7 news cycle instead of dealing with fundamentals that building up electoral support over time.


As usual for media circus threads, please share your bouquets and brickbats for particular items in the mass media, or highlight cogent analysis or pointed twitterstorms etc in new media. Discuss any current sociopolitical issue (the theme of each edition is merely for discussion-starter purposes – all current news items are on topic!).

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QOTD: Sarah Silverman http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140709.16976/qotd-sarah-silverman/ http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140709.16976/qotd-sarah-silverman/#comments Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:42:11 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=16976 Keep your filthy hands off my guns while I decide what you can & can't do with your uterus ]]>

Keep your filthy hands off my guns while I decide what you can & can’t do with your uterus
Sarah Silverman’s FB page

via Pav on FB

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Morrison’s strategic silence on asylum seekers http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140703.16953/morrisons-strategic-silence-on-asylum-seekers/ http://hoydenabouttown.com/20140703.16953/morrisons-strategic-silence-on-asylum-seekers/#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:31:11 +0000 http://hoydenabouttown.com/?p=16953

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Scott Morrison has a lot to say about stopping boats carrying asylum seekers in general, but gives the public only bafflegab about the latest boat in particular. Brian Bahnisch has written a comprehensive post over at his blog Climate Plus regarding reports that a boat of Tamil asylum seekers seems to have been handed over to the Sri Lankan navy rather than having their claims assessed.

The Government is refusing to comment on whether the boat even exists.

Daniel Webb, Director of the Human Rights Legal Centre, says that if refugees are returned directly to the place they are fleeing from without their claims being processed there can be no clearer breach of our obligations under the Refugee Convention.

The fact that the boat may be in international waters has no relevance. The idea that the asylum seekers’ claims could be assessed in transit is ludicrous.

Turning boats back to Sri Lanka is completely different to turning them back to Indonesia, which is a transit country and as such not the source of the fear of persecution or worse.

In conjunction with the announcement last week of harsher visa rules for asylum seekers, this news is definitely discouraging for this sailing season’s queue of asylum seekers, but it still won’t stop them from trying (because it isn’t government policies that stops boats sailing during the Wet, it is monsoonal cyclone season(s) that stops the boats for half the year every year). Exactly how many will sail and be turned back in breach of the Refugee Convention we may never know, since Morrison obviously intends for the Australian electorate to simply not be informed about the non-stopped boats.

Featured Image credit: a photo of Scott Morrison on the front bench in Parliament, date and photographer unknown.

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