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Thursday, October 02, 2008

Maoist Wins VUWSA Presidency-Again

Those dopey sons and daughters of Wellington's bludging "public servants" have done it again.

From Indymedia
Workers’ Party member Jasmine Freemantle was elected President of the Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) for 2009 last night.

Freemantle was elected by a comfortable majority over her Labour Party rival Sonny Thomas, after a heated campaign that fuelled the highest voter turn out in a VUWSA election since the early 1990s.

Freemantle is the third Workers’ Party member to be elected VUWSA President, the first being current Wgtn Tramways Union President Nick Kelly, and the second being current VUWSA President Joel Cosgrove.

In 2009 Freemantle will be joined by two other Workers’ Party members on her student executive, Marika Pratley and Sam Oldham – the two highest polling candidates running for the five general executive positions.

Freemantle last served on the VUWSA executive as Women’s Rights Officer in 2002. She is currently Assistant Lecturer in Gender and Women’s Studies at Victoria University, a discipline currently under attack by University management.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was wondering when you'd pick this up. Jasmine isn't a Maoist though, and just for the record, neither is the Workers Party. We don't align with either Maoism or Trotskyism, and instead leave it up to the individual members to decide which historical currents they like best (if they care).

2:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why, of all people, are those most clearly confused about gender and the naturally different roles of men and women, and who deny even the biological differences thereof, also the academic experts in "Gender and Women's Studies"? No doubt it's because the university environment is so far removed from reality that it's the one place these kooks can feel at home with their wretched reactionary ideas.

Reminds me of this:
"The most fundamental fact about the ideas of the political left is that they do not work. Therefore, we should not be surprised to find the left concentrated in institutions in which ideas do not have to work to survive."
Thomas Sowell

2:58 PM  
Blogger Eli said...

Labourdoesntwork - Have you even read any feminist theory at all? Most if not all mainstream/respected feminists do account for biological differences in their writings. Maybe if you actually knew anything about feminism you would realize this...

Also reactionary means right-wing so I don't quite know how communists are right-wing...

9:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You could have fooled me. Do you remember the treatment of one Larry Summers for suggesting merely as a POSSIBILITY, that sex differences account for different subject preferences between men and women? That is what's reactionary.

Reactionary is also opposing marriage without proposing anything to replace it with...

Reactionary is opposing marriage whilst, ironically, promoting "gay" marriage...

Reactionary is opposing the parent-child relationship - something that has existed for all time - and parent rights, and proposing government funded daycare as the best solution for children's needs, despite studies that show its negative effect on child development

Reactionary is supporting the above simply because it serves a individualist and sterile feminist definition of female adulthood, which by definition is on its way out... just look at their birth rate...


1:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Also reactionary means right-wing..."

No it bloody well doesn't.

Orwell ws right. Some things are so stupid that only an inellectual would ever believe them.


12:40 PM  

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