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Oct 17, 2012

Heterosexism or homophobic bullying: Miranda decides

Miranda Devine accused of misrepresenting the very sources used in her front-page Daily Tele attack on a NSW schools anti-homophobia program.

Matthew Knott

Former Crikey media reporter

Politicians, health researchers and gay rights activists have accused News Limited columnist Miranda Devine of misrepresenting evidence and downplaying the seriousness of homophobic bullying in a front-page news story and accompanying opinion piece published in Sydney’s Daily Telegraph today.

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31 thoughts on “Heterosexism or homophobic bullying: Miranda decides

  1. Holden Back

    Why should it be surprising that a bully attacks an anti-bullying program?

  2. Mark from Melbourne

    MAYBE MIRANDA CAN GET THE DICTIONARY DEFINITION CHANGED SO SHE DOESNT SEEM SUCH A SILLY T*T. THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT FOR ALL THE PROGRESS THAT WE MAKE IN THIS COUNTRY TO A MORE ENLIGHTENED POSITION THERE ARE ALWAYS MANY NOISY AND UGLY MINDED PEOPLE WHO FIGHT HARD TO DRAG US BACK INTO THE PRIMORDIAL SLIME.

  3. klewso

    Limited News 101 :- “Start at a point wanted and work backwards.”

  4. Michaela Smith

    But her article did deny that homosexuals are bullied. The article said “there is no evidence that homophobic bullying is a big problem”…even though there is.
    I was absolutely disgusted when I read her article this morning.

  5. tinman_au

    Seems to me the argument is basically over the definition of “normal”.

    One side is using “normal” in the context of “Homosexuality naturally occurs with a small percentage of any species”.

    The other side is using it in the context of “Heterosexual relationships are the average”.

    Someone buy them a dictionary so they can have a laugh about it and get back to stopping homophobic bullying trolls.

  6. klewso

    Who “bullies homophobes”?

  7. klewso

    The only trolls they want to stop are the one’s that aren’t theirs.

  8. David Heslin

    News Limited really aren’t very subtle about these matters are they?

    The headline may as well have read: DAILY TELEGRAPH READERS: YOUR PREJUDICES ARE JUSTIFIED! Anyway, I’m sure they’ll squeeze an AFA rent-a-quote in there somewhere for some confected outrage.

    I feel sorry for anyone who reads this rubbish.

  9. David Heslin

    Actually reading the article now. This bit is great:

    “The contemporary view, according to the report is: ‘Spectrums of attraction and complex interactions with the social world influence sexual and gender identity.’

    Whatever. It’s not up to academics to dictate attitudes to society via indoctrination of captive children in classrooms, and it’s irresponsible of politicians to allow them to do so.”

    “Whatever”! Code for: “Educated people say blah blah blah, but don’t worry if you can’t understand that. Your prejudices are justifiiiiied!”

  10. Venise Alstergren

    DAVID HESLIN: “”I feel sorry for anyone who reads this rubbish.”” Don’t.

    Anyone who regularly purchases, or views, Rupert Murdoch’s media is either too stupid to think, or too set in concrete with their views. These are the people who end up as pensioners, whereas the media kings, and their ilk, never have to face reality at all. A fact which I find infinitely depressing.

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