VICTIM OF SEXISM Anna Rose posts the following note in the comments thread of her poor-me post:
Hi everyone – I know there are a lot of people coming to this site from Tim Blair’s blog. Welcome – it’s exciting to have new readers. I would just ask this when you read about my experience. You might disagree with the work I do on climate change. You might decide you don’t like me as a person, even though we’ve never met. You are entitled to your views! But please, think about whether the experience I went through adds to constructive debate online, and whether or not you would think it’s reasonable for your sister, daughter or mother to have those kinds of comments hurled at them. My point is this: we should all be free to do the work we think is important without being the subject of sexist abuse. I like to think that many people who read Tim Blair’s blog, while you disagree with me on many other things, would agree with me on this. Thanks to those of you who are respectfully contributing to the debate happening here.
Anna, whose pillowmate, organizes boycotts against businesses whose views he dislikes, swears she wants to promote “constructive debate online”.
But not too constructive, mind you. The following comment was submitted for publication on that same thread, but never saw the light of day:
Dear Anna Rose,I wonder if you could direct me to your organisation's current statement of income and expenses? I thought I might find those details in your annual report, but it is heavy on young people leaping and very light on ledgers. Indeed, there are no numbers at all -- a remarkable omission in any annual report.
I am particularly interested to know how much your "major backer", the Purves Foundation kicks in, as well as the contributions of US taxpayers.
If you could also direct me to a list of salaries, including your own, this also would be appreciated, as it might give you a chance to dispel my suspicion that AYCC is an exercise in puppetry by those who find your blueshirts quite handy for PR purposes. As you know, Ms. Rose, the more information, the better those "conversations" you seem to think we need.
Open as Anna is to “respectfully contributing”, it might have been a mere accident or oversight that saw the comment vanish.Yours in anticipation etc etc
So why not send those financial statement over to the Billabong, Anna? They will be treated with respect. Promise.