When it’s the witches running the witch-hunt

GIVEN Victoria is the most corrupt state in Australia and possibly one of the most corrupt in the Anglophone world, you’d think its Attorney-General would have her hands full – hosing out the nasty, fly-blown portaloo that is Victoria Police for starters. But no. Jill Hennessy has instead taken time to write to Governor-General David Hurley demanding Bettina Arndt be stripped of her Order of Australia. Amongst other thought crimes, Arndt blew the whistle on that ultra dodgy university sexual assault ‘survey.’ The wacko request will of course be ignored by Yarralumla. Hennessy does have supporters, though.

Jenna Price today: How can a woman who supports a convicted male paedophile be rewarded?
Jenna Price in 2016: For Australian women, the Hillary Clinton ascendancy is glorious.
Chaser: Harvey Weinstein Is Accused of Sexually Assaulting a 16-Year-Old Model.



The hysterical attack on Arndt has taken off with especial gusto since she was AM-ed. A bizarre ‘investigation’ of her professional qualifications at New Matilda has been laughed off by Mark Latham and the woman herself. Other oddball feminist sites like Women’s Agenda have also joined the pile-on. So has Rosie Batty – who seems to believe her 2015 Australian of the Year award was a life peerage licensing her to return to the stage endlessly like John Farnham – and Clementine Ford (whose anti-male book, Boys Will Be Boys, is number 24,278 with a bullet on Amazon). With this many broomsticks overhead, Arndt must be doing a lot of good.

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40 Responses to When it’s the witches running the witch-hunt

  1. Iain Russell

    When the Femofascisten are enraged, someone has got it right. Good job, Bettina!

  2. Nob

    Since I’m overseas I had no idea of all this until people began bombarding Facebook and some nonpolitical forums I look at with posts attacking Arndt’s qualifications.

    As if that’s what really bothers them.

  3. OldOzzie

    Strip Bettina Arndt of OAM, says Victorian Attorney-General Jill Hennessy

    Victorian Attorney-General Jill Hennessy is attempting to have men’s rights activist Bettina Arndt stripped of her Order of Australia, saying the award “is an insult to victims of sexual abuse”.

    Ms Arndt received the honour on Australia Day for her service to the community as a social commentator and to gender equality through her advocacy for men’s rights.

    On Tuesday Ms Hennessy wrote to Governor-General David Hurley, urging him to cancel Ms Arndt’s award.

    “Taking into account Ms Arndt’s well-documented opinions, public commentary and media appearances – which include sympathising with a convicted paedophile and blaming and shaming victims – this award is an insult to victims of sexual abuse and those of us who work hard every day to prevent it,” the letter reads.

    “Ms Arndt’s views and activities diminish the devastating experiences of victim-survivors of family and sexual violence, promote division and encourage victim-survivors from taking steps to ensure their survival and safety.”

    Members of the Order of Australia are meant to be about recognising the best of our nation. The most dedicated, those…
    Posted by Jill Hennessy MP on Wednesday, 29 January 2020

    Ms Arndt responded to the letter on Wednesday night, calling Ms Hennessy’s letter “muckraking”.

    “Shame on Victoria’s first law officer, Jill Hennessy, the Victorian Attorney-General for responding to muckraking from ideologues rather than seeking proper evidence,” she said.

    Shame on Victoria’s first law officer, Jill Hennessy, the Victorian Attorney General for responding to muckraking from ideologues rather than seeking proper evidence. The Age tells me Hennessy has written to the Governor General asking for my AM to be revoked.
    — Bettina Arndt (@thebettinaarndt) January 29, 2020

    Ms Arndt has received criticism over many of her views expressed in the public sphere like her “Fake Rape Crisis” tour which argues there is a “manufactured rape crisis” on Australian university campuses or her arguments in defence of convicted pedophiles George Pell and Nicolaas Bester.

    On Wednesday night, Ms Arndt also defended her qualifications in a post on Facebook after an article by the New Matilda alleged she is not a doctor, never obtained a PhD and is not a clinical psychologist.

    Ms Arndt said in her post that she was no longer a “practising psychologist” but completed a Master of Clinical Psychology degree at UNSW in 1973.

    Ms Arndt said that it is common practice for “well-known people to use labels that include their professional background” even if they are not registered.

    According to Ms Arndt there was no registration of psychologists in NSW in 1973.

    It was a requirement from 1989 for a register of national practising psychologists to be kept — Ms Arndt said that she mostly worked in the media from that time so did not register as a psychologist.

    The New Matilda article said that Ms Arndt falsely claimed that she worked as a clinical psychologist for 35 years.

    Mr Arndt denied she made that claim, despite a 2009 edition of her book The Sex Diaries that read “she draws on her thirty-five years of experience as a sex therapist and psychologist to provide provocative analysis that challenges out basic assumptions about sex”.

    From the Comments

    Arjayh
    58 minutes ago
    Why is it that those who preach tolerance, are not?

    Ian
    1 hour ago
    You’re a great Australian Bettina Arndt. For countless years you’ve assisted many Australian males with your writings. Cheers to you Bettina.

    Barry
    1 hour ago
    More of the same from the left.
    The end result is they completely destroy their own credibility by shouting down anybody who has a different view of anything.

    Nick
    1 hour ago
    Feminism, environmentalism, social justice, it’s all a masquerade for socialism/communism. They make all the noise, but they will never win.

    Jim
    1 hour ago
    The left will use any tactic to shut down free speech. They will, however, be silent when the Marxists gather in Melbourne and advocate the Marxist agenda of hate, social engineering, denigration, and identity politics etc.

  4. Old School Conservative

    From Old Ozzie’s link,
    Ian
    1 hour ago
    You’re a great Australian Bettina Arndt. For countless years you’ve assisted many Australian males with your writings. Cheers to you Bettina.

    This comment got 231 likes in only 1 hour.
    Quite an achievement and reflective of the mood of ordinary Australians.

  5. Old School Conservative

    Wow. Another 10 “likes” while I typed.

  6. duncanm

    So Vic’s Attorney-General does not think a criminal has the right to move on with their life after serving their sentence?

    An interesting view for someone supposedly educated in the law and such.

  7. Their ABC, particularly Melbourne radio, has joined the pile on. Who’d have thought it.

  8. Roger

    Jenna’s byline:

    Jenna Price
    Columnist and academic at the University of Technology Sydney

    All you need to know about her, really.

  9. Roger

    All you need to know about her, really.

    Just one more thing…she teaches journalism!

  10. Shy Ted

    Quite frankly pyschology is a profession so debased from years of training those who should be patients to be actual psychologists that the very claim to be one should ring alarm bells. However BA is right about anti-male bias.

  11. Shy Ted

    Crikey, don’t click the links in BA’ Twitter feed if you feel there is some hope for the future.

  12. Roger

    Quite frankly pyschology is a profession so debased from years of training those who should be patients to be actual psychologists that the very claim to be one should ring alarm bells.

    CBT has been proven to be an effective therapy, other than that – yes, psychology does not have a history to be proud of.

    Be that as it may, as a profession it’s above journalism.

  13. cuckoo

    And this in the same round of honours that gave an AM to…Deborah Conway? Who had maybe 1.5 local hits about 30 years ago. Maybe Deb’s been working in a leper colony since then.

  14. jo

    Rosie Batty? That would be the woman who exchanged her dogs life for her child’s life. POS.

  15. Cassie of Sydney

    “jo
    #3306373, posted on January 30, 2020 at 11:15 am
    Rosie Batty? That would be the woman who exchanged her dogs life for her child’s life. POS.”

    Well said Jo.

  16. Roger

    Maybe Deb’s been working in a leper colony since then.

    She’s big in the Melbourne Arts scene, apparently.

  17. Louis

    What ever happened to ‘believe all women’?

    Don’t worry some feminist in 6 months’ time will use this example of women tearing down a woman as an example of how the patriarchy tears down women.

  18. Tim Neilson

    Maybe Deb’s been working in a leper colony since then.

    She’s big in the Melbourne Arts scene, apparently.

    Much the same thing, except the leper colony would have a better chance of being financially viable through ticket sales.

  19. Mother Lode

    Rosie Batty’s qualification to weigh in on domestic violence, so far as I can tell, consists of the fact that she failed to protect her own son from the man by whom she gave birth to him, despite having gone through the process of having a court issued against him.

    This is like expecting people who have suffered from a disease to be experts in its cure, not the doctors who actually cured them.

    There is, of course, the now commonplace step of reasoning that elevates ‘victims’ (her, not the kid) as some sort of justice – she is an expert (because it would be cruel to say she is a victim and wrong), she is morally pure (because it would be cruel to say she is a victim and in any way contributed to events), she is an infallible living treasure (because it would be cruel to say she is a victim and she has nothing new or insightful to add), and so on.

    And she believes her own press.

  20. Mother Lode

    having a court issued

    …having a court order issued…

    I blame John McEnroe and Martina Neverapavlova.

  21. Gustav Gurgleson

    Rosie Batty’s son, Luke, told her his mad dad showed him a knife and said he was going to kill him. Nevertheless, Rosie kept the bastard hanging around. Why might that be, you ask. Let Rosie explain, as she did on Q&A:

    ROSE BATTY: I think your self-worth and self-esteem can be affected very quickly. I think quite often somebody can enter into your life, maybe when you are not at your best emotionally, so you may be a little bit more vulnerable. Somehow you find yourself in a relationship, like I did with Greg, and very quickly, you know, violence escalates, as you probably know, and it doesn’t start off at the pointy end. It starts off subtly.

    So you blew the guy off, right, Rosie? Banished that male violence from your life, kept your kid safe, never ever dreamed of violating the protection orders you sought and obtained against him?

    Not quite (emphasis added).

    ROSE BATTY: … As a single parent, you know, it’s really great sometimes to have someone to help you fix a tap or screw something that’s broken and, you know, just help you around the place. I’ve got a two acre property and there was always something that needed to be done. I tried to keep on top of it but just sometimes I needed a bit of help and Greg was always really good to help. He was really practical and he enjoyed it and I loved that Luke could see him doing that with me because, again, I wanted him to have those skills like his dad as well. But every time I relaxed those boundaries, there would be some paranoid or some abusive incident that would come up that where I’d have to realise that, you know what, I can’t afford to be nice to Greg

    So, Rosie, how many times did you invite your ex back to enjoy a little glimpse of the family life you had the power, thanks to those protection orders, to shut off once “the tap was fixed”. How many times did you “relax the boundaries” before it got your son killed?

    Was sending him over to the other side of the cricket oval to see his dad another example of those “relaxed boundaries”.

    None of the above is to be taken as a defence of the prick who killed his own son. But that halo of Rosie’s, it’s stolen.

  22. Fred

    Even after all these years Saint Rosie still hasn’t criticised the police.

    You know, the police that failed to arrest her son’s killer, even though there were four arrest warrants out for him.

  23. anonandon

    The circumstances of Rosie Batty’s conception of Luke are also a little bit unusual.

    According to Wikipedia.

    “Batty met Anderson in 1992 when they worked together at a recruitment company and the two began a romantic relationship that lasted two years.[14] Batty has said that Anderson showed signs of sexual violence whilst they were together, including allegedly attempting to rape a friend of Batty’s, after which Batty ended the two-year relationship.[15] Almost eight years later she initiated contact with him and resumed a brief sexual relationship, which led to Batty’s pregnancy. She says she had never planned to have a child, given her lifelong fear of loss, and that her son was an accident.[13]

    Their son Luke was born on 20 June 2002.[citation needed]”

  24. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Fred at 12:57 pm:

    “Even after all these years Saint Rosie still hasn’t criticised the police.

    You know, the police that failed to arrest her son’s killer, even though there were four arrest warrants out for him.”

    The witch famously hooked into the police, the shrinks, the voices in her boyfriend’s head, everyone but herself. She sought and got the anti violence orders, she broke them when she felt the need for a bit of the other, and she sent the son out alone into dangerous territory. He was murdered. Then she blamed the police for doing nothing about that.

    She lives up this way I think – in any event I have heard friends, wymminses, speaking about her being up for a free feed at local functions of all types, and a sponge for the recognition she gets when she is getting about. They don’t like her because she has invented her victim status and milked it for way too long, crafting an income off her son’s death. They see her as a bludger, a sponger and a fraud.

  25. MACK

    Jenna’s degrees are in journalism, so she’s a qualified story-teller.

  26. duncanm

    There’s only one thing that pisses me about Saint Rosie.

    Its always about her, not her dead son.

  27. Des Deskperson

    I don’t want in any way to excuse the frightbats, but this is what you get when your awards system – particularly particularly at the higher levels – is dominated by recipients who are well rewarded, well connected, high profile self-promoters with an agenda, who just want further validation.

    However worthy Arndt may be, these awards shouldn’t be for people like her or Robyn Williams or Tim Minchin or, as suggested by Price, Gillian Triggs.

  28. Tim Neilson

    Des Deskperson
    #3306828, posted on January 30, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    I agree with your description of the awards system – they only throw in a few genuinely deserving recipients now and then to retain a veneer of credibility.

    But I’m not sure Arndt is symptomatic of that. She’s hardly gone out of her way to ingratiate herself with the bien pensant “elite”.

  29. Bob in Castlemaine

    Hillary calls out misogyny when ever she sees it right! Well almost.

  30. Bob in Castlemaine

    Oops.
    Hillary calls out misogyny when ever she sees it right! Well almost.

  31. Des Deskperson

    ‘But I’m not sure Arndt is symptomatic of that. She’s hardly gone out of her way to ingratiate herself with the bien pensant “elite”.’

    Arndt is certainly well connected – her father, H W Arndt, was an outspoken ANU Professor of Economics and an admirer of Suharto – but my point is that she is an ongoing, high profile, self promoting polemicist and controversialist.

    Australian honours are presumably meant to recognise excellence and encourage a collective pride in our national achievements. Awarding an honour to a person like Arndt, from any side of politics or culture, is hardly helpful in achieving that aim.

    On the other hand, perhaps it doesn’t matter. The honours are so debased that, in their present form at least, they probably should be abolished.

  32. jupes

    The wacko request will of course be ignored by Yarralumla.

    Don’t be too sure.

    Hurley was Chief of the Defence Force when Morrison was Chief of the Army. He was on the same page as Morrison as far as emasculating the ADF was concerned but was happy to sit back and let Morrison take the ‘glory’.

    A far-left loon.

  33. mareeS

    Killary seeing up Weinstein, an appropriate match.

  34. Nob

    However worthy Arndt may be, these awards shouldn’t be for people like her or Robyn Williams or Tim Minchin or, as suggested by Price, Gillian Triggs.

    For sure.

    But that’s not what’s got the mob so obediently outraged.

    Including the ridiculous red herring about her “credentials”

  35. Nob

    Disclaimer:
    I do not have a PhD in rubicund oil fish , nor have I registered as a practising armine clupeidiatrist.

  36. Nob

    Oily and Carmine. How the hell autocorrect screwed those up, I don’t know.

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