On Friday August 31 radio shock jock Alan Jones of 2GB declared "women are destroying the joint". Alan Jones said that $320 million dollars to improve opportunities for the political, economic and social advancement of women in the Pacific constitutes an attempt to destroy the joint.
“She (the Prime Minister) said that we know societies only reach their full potential if women are politically participating. Women are destroying the joint – Christine Nixon in Melbourne, Clover Moore here. Honestly.”
Alan Jones' radio show is broadcast between 5.30 am and 9.00 am and many young people would have heard this over the breakfast table, or in the car on the way to school.
These comments do nothing to stop violence against women.
It is surprising that any company would want to pay money to associate their branding with such sexist comments.
We call on all companies who advertise on 2GB to publicly distance themselves from Alan Jones' latest sexist tirade, and to make a contribution to furthering gender equality as a sign of support.