this is an actual letter publishedin the waikato times today:
Give us a break
I'm a little bewildered as to why the captain of the Noble Discoverer has not simply sailed off as planned, with the porn star and her fellow Greenpeacers stranded in the "crow's nest".
These Greenpeacers certainly exploit the good will [sic] and patience of their victims. Have we seen any Greenpeace activism in Muslim areas?
How pathetic, isn't it, though, that Lawless is proud to pollute the minds and spirit of our youth with her vile pornography while pretending to be extraordinarily concerned about the remote possibility of some oil pollution of the vast seas. Give us a break!
where to even begin? i think the point that struck out most was that if a woman dares to be politically active, then she must be demeaned in relation to her gender. this is the kind of misogynist attack that we see consistently in the political sphere, from helen clark, julia gillard, helen kelly, robin malcolm, hiliary clinton, sarah palin... almost any woman who has tried to be politically active gets attacked first as a woman.
and we're supposed to be in some kind of post-feminist world.
just as a post-script, i'm sure you would have noticed the little potshot at muslims. didn't you know that you can't possibly be allowed to be an activist on any issue unless you've first complained about muslims? sheesh.