Australia is Not as Enlightened as We Think

So many reasons to keep on fighting…

The rights of a mother to feed their child, in any way, without fear or discrimination.

The rights of any person, straight or gay to love and have that love recognised legally, without fear or discrimination.

The rights of any person to worship or believe in any religion or belief without fear or discrimination.

The rights of a woman to wear what she likes without fear or discrimination.

We can’t stop. We mustn’t stop. We think our society is enlightened. It’s not.

As long as the media keeps reporting on the clothes our PM is wearing, rather than her policies, we’re not enlightened.

As long as our nations’ leaders are saying that gay & lesbian people are not equal, we’re not enlightened.

As long as we teach our girls to not get raped or molested, instead of teaching out boys not to rape or molest, we’re not enlightened.

As long as society perpetuates discrimination against breastfeeding mothers, we’re not enlightened.

As long as it’s possible for a person to be discriminated based on the colour of their skin, we’re not enlightened.

As long as people spread viral emails about Asylum Seekers, perpetuating myths and lies, we’re not enlightened.

We still have a long way to go in Australia. A very long way to go. Be the change our nation needs. Don’t think about it or wait for someone else to do it.

Change starts with us, the people.

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