Gillian Triggs held back

Addressing a national women’s day event in Melbourne, former Human Rights Commission President Gillian Triggs seems concerned that she was unable to break out from male dominated world (the high status and large salary as HRC president may not have been enough).

We’ve absorbed the values of a male-dominated world, but we’re yet to receive the benefits. I think we’ve played by the rules far too long. I’ve worn the pearl earrings and the snappy jackets. I’ve done everything that was required, but it isn’t breaking the cycle of disempowerment and poverty that traps so many women. I think it’s time we rethought some of these rules, rather than play by the rules.

I’m not sure what rules she is referring to, but if it is the law of the country perhaps she is channeling Sally McManus the president of the ACTU who has said that people should feel free to disobey laws they don’t like. Perhaps she is talking about rules like turning up to work at the right time and working for one’s pay?

Also, since when did males tell Gillian to wear pearls and snappy jackets? She chooses her own clothing so it’s a bit rich to blame men for her choice of clothing.

Gillian received a standing ovation for this speech. Which really shows how standards a slipping and expectations falling. We live in the age of diminished expectations (apologies to Paul Krugman).

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66 Responses to Gillian Triggs held back

  1. Tim Neilson

    I’ve done everything that was required

    …except follow the rules of natural justice, or tell the truth.

  2. Squirrel

    “Gillian received a standing ovation for this speech.”

    ……from an audience of people, who, by their very presence at such an event, are manifestly much more privileged than the majority of Australians – of both genders. Just as we hear about “trickle down economics”, there is trickle down social justice.

  3. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    We live in the age of diminished expectations

    We live in an age of highly educated stupidity

  4. Chris

    We live in the age of diminished expectations

    We live in an age of highly educated stupidity

    We live in an age when all her audience were probably applauding in case Stalin’s Political Kommissars nearby were to see they were the slowest to applaud. Those glittering promotions in the Public Service don’t come by forgetting the selection board, you know!

  5. Catfeesh?

    Why would anyone apologise to that dumb fuck Krugman?

    Otherwise, satisfactory post.

  6. Exit Stage Right

    This woman ascended to a position way above her level of competency, most probably elevated because she is a woman. I seem to recall that this was an appointment made by that other fearless drum banger for women’s causes, Julia Gillard.
    I think it a bit rich that Gillian feels she “played by the rules for far too long” and “I’ve done everything that was required” and still feels hard done by even though she was pocketing a huge salary that she never earned. Just another man hater telling a select women’s gathering what they wanted to hear.
    Be gone you failed mother and HR Commissioner.

  7. Stimpson J. Cat

    Gillian Triggs held back

    ….her immense love for her child as it would be too much for any heart to take.

  8. Empire

    We’ve absorbed the values of a male-dominated world, but we’re yet to receive the benefits. I think we’ve played by the rules far too long. I’ve worn the pearl earrings and the snappy jackets. I’ve done everything that was required, but it isn’t breaking the cycle of disempowerment and poverty that traps so many women. I think it’s time we rethought some of these rules, rather than play by the rules.

    Three lies and incitement to leech.
    So much stupid and evil in the one module.
    Worthy of a future sleeping in a box under a bridge.

  9. struth

    Put the pearls away, Gillian.

    What a burden for you, I’m sorry, I just didn’t realise.
    Fancy being made to wear pearl necklaces, and snappy Jackets.
    Oh the humanity!
    Please send me an email with the personal details of the man/men that made you do this unspeakable thing and we’ll have them taken out.
    But only if they are white, and from a western background, other than that I’m sorry we can’t help.
    The HRC would be on our case in an instant, and Australia’s own little North Korean Fatty impersonator would be spitting out his Dim Sum all over the place.

  10. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Worthy of a future sleeping in a box under a bridge.

    In a just world, that’s where she would finish up, after being bankrupted by the University students over THAT computer Lab sign.

  11. Catfeesh?

    “I’ve worn the pearl earrings and the snappy jackets. I’ve done everything that was required, but it isn’t breaking the cycle of disempowerment and poverty that traps so many women”.

    It wasn’t ‘the cycle of disempowerment and poverty’ that trapped the woman that was your daughter, Gillian. That was you, you soulless bitch. You could have loved her, syndrome and all, but chose not to ‘invest’ much in her even though she lived for 21 years. Spare us your bleating for women when you spurned one that was actually yours.

  12. Spring is coming

    Triggs is right to challenge snappy jackets and pearls. Her allies will be happy when she’s learns to dress modestly and cover her head.

  13. Roger.

    Triggs didn’t exhibit much competence in her HRC role. Why would anyone listen to her, let alone give her a standing ovation? I suggest she was merely preaching to the choir.

  14. notafan

    Give her some credit.

    She’s good at lying.

  15. Tintarella di Luna

    Coming back last night having had a lovely dinner with friends I saw the fireworks on Sydney Harbour and thought they may have been for the celebration of International Women’s Day. I then wondered who it was that would be sipping champagne and watching the display?

    I certainly wouldn’t have been the checkout chick at Chester Hill Woolies, nor would it have been the tired nurse finishing her shift at Auburn Hospital after cleaning up shit and vomit and more besides.

    No the display would have been enjoyed by the privileged, well-heeled career women like Gillian Triggs, and Clover Less, because of course checkout chick isn’t a career, it’s something the little people do out there somewhere.

    I am so absolutely effing sick of whining whinging feminists – these days every time I hear a woman’s voice on an ad I just turn it off, I am so over the bellyaching and faux oppression.

  16. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I am so absolutely effing sick of whining whinging feminists – these days every time I hear a woman’s voice on an ad I just turn it off, I am so over the bellyaching and faux oppression.

    Well said, Tinta.

  17. MPH

    Go easy on her, she did an amazing job of stamping out child marriage, genital mutilation, burqa wearing etc in Australia.

    Oh wait….

  18. candy

    She is probably a nice lady but this could only be described as a privileged elite speaking to other elites. I see no mass interest in what she says. Most folk would not know her from a bar of soap except to notice she dresses and looks like Angela Lansbury.

  19. Nerblnob

    Maybe she’s got a point.

    Could never make it in productive work so was forced to go the taxpayer-funded route.

  20. hzhousewife

    Far out, what a crawling wimp she has shown herself to be !

    I’m sharing this far and wide amongst all the women I know, from 10 to 84.
    I think most of them will cringe.

  21. Cassie of Sydney

    Well written Tintarella, especially your line “it wouldn’t have been the checkout chick at Chester Hill Woolies, nor would it have been the tired nurse finishing her shift at Auburn Hospital after cleaning up shit and vomit and more besides”. A few years, at the office where I work, the company hosted a lunch for a privileged female hypocrite by the name of Elizabeth Broderick. I decided to go to the lunch….God knows why. Anyway, this vile and vacuous female was “Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner”. All this hideous woman spoke about was the importance of “women smashing the glass ceiling” and she ranted on about how quotas are necessary in politics and companies. She said nothing about working women who live in the outer suburbs and do menial jobs. She said nothing about women doing clerical jobs in the CBD who might spend up to 4 hours per day travelling to and from work. I sat there listening to this vacuous hypocritical bullshit artist who doesn’t actually give a stuff about 95% of women, who actually hasn’t done anything for 95% of women and I thought….yep, this is modern feminism and it is complete fucking joke.

  22. Tintarella di Luna

    Just a reminder that polished vowels and perfect diction aren’t reliable indicators of character:

    But not everything has gone to plan. Triggs’s first marriage, to Melbourne senior counsel Prof Sandy Clark, ended in 1989. They had three children; James, who is 34 and working as a commercial lawyer in Paris, Alexandra, 32, who is an art/design teacher in Melbourne, and Victoria, who was born in 1984, profoundly disabled, with a rare chromosomal disorder known as Edwards Syndrome. “Victoria was as severely retarded as anyone who is still alive can be,” Triggs says. “Her condition usually results in the death of the baby before or shortly after birth. In fact, the doctors kept saying, ‘Just leave her in the corner and she’ll die.’ So, it sounds terrible, but I’d look at Victoria and think, ‘Well, you’re going to die, so I’m not going to invest too much in you.’ But she didn’t die. She had this inner rod of determination, and she simply refused to die.”
    At about six months of age, Triggs and Clark took Victoria home, and, with the help of the Uniting Church, found a family who took over her primary care. (Victoria died eight years ago, at the age of 21.) When I ask Triggs if this arrangement bothered her, she says: “Yes, because you have child and you expect to look after her. But in the end I simply made the judgement that I would rather put my time into my other children and family, because I also never believed she would live to that age.”

  23. Tintarella di Luna

    privileged female hypocrite by the name of Elizabeth Broderick.

    Oh yes I know the one, Lisping Lizzie. What a hyperbowling bowdleriser she is too. I know exactly what you mean. In my more energetic days when my “get up and go” hadn’t got up and gone I would stalk various political quarry when there was to be a discussion about women. I would ask questions about giving mothers with very severely disabled children the help they needed so their marriages and mental health wouldn’t fail – in the embarrassing silence you could hear the curdling of the panna cotta.

  24. herodotus

    I will not be lectured on misdodginy by this woman.

  25. Linden

    Yes Cassie because you are just one of the shit kickers in Triggs strange mind! so you don’t matter

  26. EvilElvis

    Just as we hear about “trickle down economics”, there is trickle down social justice.

    Brilliant. Should be used at every opportunity by all conservative politicians. When we get some…

  27. Biota

    So she could buy pearl earrings and smart jackets, was a law professor and head of the HRC. She was held back how?

  28. EvilElvis

    I’ve worn the pearl earrings and the snappy jackets.

    Better the pearl earrings of public service oppression than the pearl necklaces of private production company career advancement.

  29. Tintarella di Luna

    She was held back how?

    Guilty conscience?

  30. Sometimes, just sometimes, I say to myself, “self” I say, “maybe these medieval muzzie ancestors of yours had it right as far as where a woman’s place is concerned.”

    The more prominent they get in our lives – the more special entitlements they receive, the taller their soap boxes, the more power they get, the more we appease them – the more they screech and demand ever more.

    Who was I describing in the paragraph above, modern uni educated women, or muzzie immigrants?

    This ever complaining biatch Triggs, is in the top 0.01% of the global population and the top 0.001% of the global female population, yet she still complains, still wants more, still blames others and is still bitter.
    When will enough be enough, 0.0001%? 0.000001%? WHEN?

  31. notafan

    Too true, much like the upper middle suffragettes of old who weren’t too bothered about the plight of the char or the scullery maid.

    Just reminded me too about a bit in Clarence Thomas’s bio, he was born into extraordinarily poor and difficult
    circumstances in strictly segregated Georgia, knowing what it was like to regularly go hungry and not have a bed to sleep in, being astounded at upper middle class white women wanting to hang on to the coattails of black disadvantage.

    As long as the ladies in Botox and pearls are in the boardroom and the Chairman’s lounge all will be right with the world.

  32. In years to come this handful of centuries will be recognised as the Era of Prudery and Superstition.
    Prudery – the restrictions and denials on free thought.
    Superstition – the fake science of climate & Gaia, and denial of God’s guidelines.
    “this handful of centuries” – that’s the scary part – how long can it last.

  33. Fess

    All day yesterday I found myself humming Tammy Wynette’s “Stand by Your Man” 🙂

  34. Robber Baron

    Hurry up and die you old bag.

  35. RobK

    ….her immense love for her child as it would be too much for any heart to take .
    I would not be lectured to by such a person who has so little capacity for love and compassion nor the ability to play the cards you are dealt.

  36. yarpos

    Its highly likely that she was simply “held back” by the natural limits of her expertise and competence. One wonders what her monumental ego thinks her unrealised potential is or was.

  37. Up The Workers!

    She used the so-called: “National Womens Day” to whinge, whine, moan, groan, grizzle, grumble, gripe, complain and nag about how oppressed SHE is???

    Can anybody advise the date of “National Mens Day”, when the other half of humanity get a right of reply?

    I do hope she didn’t commit the capital offence of discussing her speech around her dinner table at home (assuming anybody ever dares dine with her) or we might have to send the Human Wrongs Commission Blackshirts in to drag her away to the Gulag!

  38. Leo G

    I’ve done everything that was required, but it isn’t breaking the cycle of disempowerment and poverty that traps so many women.

    Keep peddling Gillian, eventually you’ll ride that disempowerment/poverty cycle into the ground.

  39. C.L.

    We’ve absorbed the values of a male-dominated world, but we’re yet to receive the benefits.

    LOL. Except for obstetrics and gynecology, pharmacology, medicine, surgery, electricity, flight, combustion engines, food technology, all infrastructure, television, computing, telephones, the best art, music and literature, printing and publishing. That’s to say nothing of vacuum cleaners and washing machines. Apart from producing far fewer children than their grandmothers and not bothering to look after even the few they have, modern political everywoman in the West has given the world close to nothing for several decades. Triggs is the embodiment of this failure. She walked away from her own disabled daughter. Psychologically, everything she says and does as a ‘progressive’ bomb-thrower is actuated by her sub-conscious need to expiate that monstrous transgression.

  40. Clinton Wright

    Q1. Who told Gillian what to wear?
    Q2. Why did she listen if it wasn’t what she wanted to wear?
    Q3. What alternative dress would she have worn?
    Q4. What does she want to wear?

    Q5,6,7,8,
    You be my guest?

  41. old bloke

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    #2656456, posted on March 9, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    In years to come this handful of centuries will be recognised as the Era of Prudery and Superstition.
    Prudery – the restrictions and denials on free thought.
    Superstition – the fake science of climate & Gaia, and denial of God’s guidelines.
    “this handful of centuries” – that’s the scary part – how long can it last.

    how long can it last?

    Genesis 6:3
    And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty shaneh.

    Shaneh, usually translated as Years, but it means a set period of time, Some experts say it refers to the 50 year Jubilee year cycles. According to these same experts, we are now in the last Jubilee cycle, so to answer your question “how long can it last”, the answer is, not very long now.

  42. C.L.
    You forgot the fact of millions of young men giving their lives in World Wars and other smaller conflicts to protect the likes if Gillian Triggs (in hindsight one would wonder why) from anti-democratic scum who would have them either raped to death or as breeding machines for far-right Socialist scum. In a few decades these same feminazis will be begging men to save them from the rape gangs that they helped import, the same men that they have disparaged and tried to destroy for the past few decades.
    I hope when that time comes we will look the other way or scream “RACIST!” at them.
    It’s the least they deserve.

  43. Cheryl

    Daughter studies at UQ. Definitely a shift in student sentiment about speaking up after how the boys were treated by this bitch. Good stuff!

  44. Nerblnob

    In honour of IWD, our firm substituted the usual sausage sizzle yesterday with a loosely-packed bacon sandwich.

  45. Tintarella di Luna

    LOL. Except for obstetrics and gynecology, pharmacology, medicine, surgery, electricity, flight, combustion engines, food technology, all infrastructure, television, computing, telephones, the best art, music and literature, printing and publishing. That’s to say nothing of vacuum cleaners and washing machines. Apart from producing far fewer children than their grandmothers and not bothering to look after even the few they have, modern political everywoman in the West has given the world close to nothing for several decades. Triggs is the embodiment of this failure. She walked away from her own disabled daughter. Psychologically, everything she says and does as a ‘progressive’ bomb-thrower is actuated by her sub-conscious need to expiate that monstrous transgression.

    Yes C.L. and every opportunity for expiation she wasted through hubristic pride and malicious intent. What greater chance to do good did she have? And yet NOT ONE SINGLE GOOD did she do or ONE SINGLE word did she utter to on behalf of those who were like the daughter she abandoned. There are some for whom redemption seems impossible.

  46. Tintarella di Luna

    Daughter studies at UQ. Definitely a shift in student sentiment about speaking up after how the boys were treated by this bitch. Good stuff!

    Cheryl, do you mean they remain silent for fear of reprisals by the thought police or do they fearlessly speak up?

  47. Crossie

    I’ve worn the pearl earrings and the snappy jackets. I’ve done everything that was required, but it isn’t breaking the cycle of disempowerment and poverty that traps so many women.

    It certainly provided her with empowerment and a very comfortable living. She felt empowered enough to lie to parliament and nothing happened to her because of it, not even censure.

    I find it cute how the most powerful women in the land rage about being powerless in front of an approving bunch of other elite, powerful women and their well-off middle class female echo chamber.

    These are the very same women who romanticise multiculturalism and vehemently oppose assimilation of burka and hijab clad women and aboriginal women from remote settlements who would most benefit from being brought into modernity of which the professional feminists take full advantage.

  48. Crossie

    Cheryl, do you mean they remain silent for fear of reprisals by the thought police or do they fearlessly speak up?

    Tinta, I understood it to mean everyone keeps their mouth shut.

  49. Peter

    Gillian Triggs is a wealthy (by ordinary person’ standards) woman who was given every advantage and got where she was by the “male dominated world” and by riding on the back of the leftist grievance industry. Her comments evince that she has mastered the art of grievance, blaming others and complaint. And that she seems to have not an ounce of gratitude for what this country, 50% of which are men, has given her. And it shows that she has not relinquished these views. Her type never do of course.

  50. Entropy

    I find it cute how the most powerful women in the land rage about being powerless in front of an approving bunch of other elite, powerful women and their well-off middle class female echo chamber.

    These are the very same women who romanticise multiculturalism and vehemently oppose assimilation of burka and hijab clad women and aboriginal women from remote settlements who would most benefit from being brought into modernity of which the professional feminists take full advantage.

    Liberty quote.

  51. Delta A

    Poor Gillian, ever the victim.

  52. cynical1

    . I think it’s time we rethought some of these rules, rather than play by the rules.

    Works for me.

    We can start by canning Tim fucking Southpossum and if he screams, tough shit.

    And you can fuck off too, you pompous old bag.

    So sue me.

  53. Robbo

    Did she mention anything in her speech about loving and caring for a daughter with a disability?

  54. Pity there are not green Thumbs or likes on this site. I would give that to “Exit right stage”. Triggs is and was incompetent in law, a liar, and a political animal with no thought about children. Brandis should have dismissed her for political interference and lying to the senate but he was also a hopeless legal person with socialist tendencies- great that he is no longer in parliament; I excluded him in my below the line voting for the senate.

  55. Dan Dare

    I bet she has never had a real pearl necklace.

  56. Just another Ferocious FemFascist in a conga chain of Gumment teat suckers.

  57. struth

    We’ve absorbed the values of a male-dominated world, but we’re yet to receive the benefits

    Can I be on the same level of benefits as her.
    It’s only fair.

  58. Mr Black

    Unless women behave a lot better in the future than they have in the past when it comes to politics, we’re going to look back and conclude that giving them the vote was a grave error, possibly to the ruin of our nation.

  59. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Poor Gillian, ever the victim.

  60. Dr Fred Lenin

    Come the revolution ,as minister for State Security and Immigration,I will order the arrest of comrade triggs ,she will be held on remand given a fair trial and found guilty of persecution of the innocent for political and personal gain ,she will serve no less than twenty years in a strict regime gulag ,and her family assets seized , as compensation for the persecuted . The HRC will be disbanded and former employees subjected to intensive interrogation to establish their parts in triggs criminal acts ,her collaborators will be prosecuted and found guilty too .sort of u.n.communust “justice “ Karma innit? Oh and the pollies who appointed her and left her there,they’re gone too into the camp to work for a change.

  61. Y

    CL: not to mention the protection of the rule of law, which was, IIRC, introduced by a bunch of old white dudes.

    I didn’t even know about her daughter. This woman is straight-up evil.

    A malignant narcissist forged by postmodernism, cultural Marxism, and radical feminism (but I repeat myself).

    The way these people shit upon the foundations of civilisation deliberately and with malice aforethought never ceases to boggle the mind.

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