Ritchie to resign or be disqualified as Women's Officer. TUU to safeguard women's representation for women. TUU SRC North to apologise to women students for their conduct.

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Stephanie Day
6 years ago
The reason we have women's groups is because representation for women is lacking and our voices are so often drowned out by men's. I feel like it is totally inappropriate for a man to be the figure head for a women's group that exists because we live in a society where women are not elected leaders and don't have the opportunity to represent themselves equally. It is not discrimination when the playing field is unequal. The fact that he can't see that only further illustrates how inappropriate he is for this role. Women should represent women.

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Ellen Perriment
6 years ago
The representation of women students by those who not only understand but also experience and share in their oppression. Men do not and should not be allowed to decide what is best for women.

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Zanele Ramsay
6 years ago
I'm signing this petition as I am a woman currently at university in Australia and believe this act to be a travesty. Women have a right to be seen and heard and to represent themselves especially given the role description.

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Stephanie Wickham
6 years ago
Representing a different gender to the one that you identify as? Bullshit.

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Maggie Campbell
6 years ago
This man does not represent me.

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Louise Flood
6 years ago
If you want to show how out of touch with women's issues you are this is the perfect way to show it. Thinking only a male can represent women shows how deeply intrench is your lack of respect for women.

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ashley freya
6 years ago
This is outrageous. Resign right now. Your grandma would not be proud.

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Erin Fletcher
6 years ago
A male Woman's officer at UTAS is just another way in which women aren't given the chance to make changes for themselves or push for change themselves - we do not need to be coddled by a more informed or appropriately positioned man who couldn't possibly have any idea of that it is like to live life as a woman in today's society and therefore, whose opinion is pretty much void.

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Belinda St Clair
6 years ago
very, very disappointing TUU.

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George Munro
6 years ago
I'm signing because I believe that autonomous departments should be run by a member of that marginalised identity.