Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Lucky Country



This week, the leader of our nation had to sit through media interviews about her 'small breasts', 'huge thighs' and 'red box'. She then had to answer repeated questioning about her 'gay hairdressing husband'. Meanwhile, the Defence Force discovered that its officers were demeaning women... Again.

A few weeks back, Adam Goodes had to explain to Australians why being called 'an ape' was hurtful. Eddie McGuire needed it explained twice. Some people still didn't see what the fuss was about.

Meanwhile, Beale, Warner and Gallen set the example for our next generation of young men by punching their way to sporting success.

And tonight on The Project, Steve Price said that we needed to stop talking about these side issues and get back to the issues people care about: border security and asylum seekers.

Somewhere in the middle of all this, Australia was found by the OECD to be the happiest nation on Earth.

Somehow, I don't feel like celebrating.

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