Tag: Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Yassmin Abdel-Magied on marriage, her upbringing, and more

Yassmin’s father encouraged her to study engineering: “His traditional masculinity didn’t mean I was told there was one way to be a woman, as he was always supportive of me studying science, maths and tech subjects.”

LEST WE FORGET

The LNP, Murdoch’s Sky and News Newscorp drove this gifted Queenslander of the Year 2015 from the country. Ensuring the loss to Australia of one of it’s most educated, intelligent, and talented citizens. They achieved it with their White, Nationalistic, Anti- Muslim, Misogynistic, Jingoistic, and Racist rants ever publicly focused on an Aussie and shamed us all. Those Neanderthal trolls robbed the country of a role model for Australia’s future with their hate and disregard for basic Human Rights. Sorry, Yassmin.

Source: Yassmin Abdel-Magied on marriage, her upbringing, and more

Will the hateful army who bullied Yassmin Abdel-Magied come after Australia’s diverse new parliamentarians? | Sisonke Msimang | The Guardian

If the euphoria and back-patting over the federal election results are anything to go by, Australia is a vastly different country from the one Yassmin Abdel-Magied left five years ago.

A new cohort of confident, competent, successful and ethnically diverse parliamentarians are about to enter public life. They have been widely celebrated as a sign that the country is getting multiculturalism right.

Anyone unlucky enough to have the combination of confidence and ‘difference’ will be in for a rough ride

Source: Will the hateful army who bullied Yassmin Abdel-Magied come after Australia’s diverse new parliamentarians? | Sisonke Msimang | The Guardian