I never thought I’d say this, but thank you.
Thank you Yassmin Abdel-Magied.
Thank you for your bravery.
Thank you for your commitment.
Thank you for your honesty.
And thank you for turning your back on PC lunacy.
You see, Yassmin has today written this:
For public debate to improve, Australia must be a place where freedom of speech is understood to apply to all equally. Where we operate from a foundation of respect and where we debate the issue, not the individual. This is uncomfortable. However, we must not shy away from the uncomfortable. Unless all of us – including our leaders – lean into that discomfort and listen to voices from outside the current blinkered corridors of power, nothing will change.
Considering Yassmin is so brave, so committed and so honest, I’m sure she will now retract her former tweets in support of 18c, a law that treats people unequally, shows no respect and that plays the man.
— Yassmin Abdel-Magied (@yassmin_a) August 5, 2014
Tim Wilson is the new Human rights commissioner but is against an act that bans offending and insult people because of their race #wtf
— Yassmin Abdel-Magied (@yassmin_a) December 17, 2013
That’s just unAustralian… Hmm you know what else is? Repealing 18C…but Lols, that’s another topic… #qanda
— Yassmin Abdel-Magied (@yassmin_a) April 14, 2014
I await her to back her words up with action and I remain convinced she will do it almost any second now…