By Situation Theatre 19/9/2018
The NSW Government will ban all schools, universities, hospitals, waiting rooms, universities, workplaces, parks, stadiums, shops, cafes, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, bars, clubs, festivals, beaches, buses, trains, ferries, roads, parking areas, museums, galleries, comedy venues, libraries, government buildings and private homes, in an attempt to stop men assaulting and murdering women.
As much as we all enjoy a good mansplain from a satirist, let’s hear from Mad Fucking Witches on the issue.
“Day 266. We have a dream, witches:
- A dream that one day, all Australian state and federal governments will take men’s violence seriously, and will stop banging on so much about music festivals and one-punch attacks and religious terrorism and fucking SHARK ATTACKS which collectively kill a few people each year and will instead talk more about funding and action and condemnation of MEN’S TERRORISM OF WOMEN.
- A dream that one day, premiers will vow to make all men fucking stay home after dark and will make all men prove they’re safe around women and children and they can wear coloured fucking WRISTBANDS to indicate their safety status rather than risk ONE MORE FUCKING DEATH of a woman or her children.
- A dream that one day, no woman will need to flee for her life, because the police will take her fears seriously and lock up the fuckstick who’s hurting her instead: and that if she does need to run, she’ll be taken fucking seriously and fully supported and there’ll be ample places for her to go and ample funding for her to get her life back on track.
- A dream that one day, all children and teenagers (and those adults who require it) will receive comprehensive education on respectful relationships and consent and men’s abuse and and toxic masculinity and FEMINISM IS NOT A DIRTY WORD and whatever else is required to fucking educate people about these issues; and that no child will live in terror and fear of the man living in their home.
- A dream that one day, not one fucking person will ever ever ever again ask what she was wearing or where she was going or what she was drinking or why she stayed or will EVER say he was a good bloke or he was mentally ill or he was under stress but instead will only ever ever ask WHY THE FUCK DID HE HURT HER?
- A dream that one day, no woman or child will be killed by a man who thinks he owns them BECAUSE NOT ONE FUCKING AUSTRALIAN WILL ALLOW OR EXCUSE IT.
Impossible dreams? Probably. But we have to fucking try. What else can we fucking do?