I’ve been ranting about this on twitter, but most of you aren’t there. I’m completely bemused, gobsmacked, and hornswoggled by Nicola Roxon’s new Men’s Health Ambassadors. They might not be salaried, but they’re going to get their travel expenses paid as they go around preaching what they believe is best for men’s health.
The general concept? Terrific. All for it.
The media is all over the appointment of Julia Gillard’s hairdresser to the role, but I’m not too exercised about that. What am I pissed off about?
These are two of the authors of the crap spewing forth from “Gender Matters”, about how homosexuality and transgenderism and feminism are Wrong and a Creeping Menace to the Family. They might be a hate group that decorates their propaganda with pictures of ickle bitty babies – but they’re still a hate group.
And it’s unthinkably inappropriate and insulting for our Health Department to be recognising them as “leaders” and paying them to preach their brand of hate. This is the Howard government’s style, and while we knew Labor was going to be somewhat socially conservative, this is completely beyond the pale.
I hope this gets reversed quick smart. Write to Roxon here.