Best candidate statement

July 27th, 2009 at 4:28 pm by David Farrar

I saw a twitter from Salient about a by-election so went and had a look at their story. I have to say I was highly amused at this election statement from for Women’s Rights Officer:

I have a long history of women’s rights. In fact, my Dad was a women’s rights activist. My mum would have liked to be but she was too busy with domestic duties to be concerned with trivial tittle-tattle such as politics. Also, my dad wouldn’t let her. Wasn’t her place he said.

What do I stand for? Equality, liberty and FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDOM! Women are cool. Rights are cool. It follows, therefore, that women’s rights should be pretty cool as well. But what would I know, I’m just hypothesising.

To be honest, I got into this position rather unconventially. My flatmate somehow managed to bypass VUWSA and slip a cheeky wee application in without anyone, let alone me, knowing. Still, however, I’m a huge fan of democracy, student politics and velociraptors – so I’m only following through with this because I’m currently away at MGMT and have no way of removing my name from the ballot.

Take me where you will, democracy!

If you want to see me beat down a handful of feminists with no-effort (or support) on my own unauthorized behalf, then vote for me!

That, my friends, is women’s rights!

Lucy should win just for her sense of humour!

lucy

The first two WRO’s took off or resigned, so give Lucy a go!

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27 Responses to “Best candidate statement”

  1. hubris (208 comments) says:

    Should the picture be captioned ‘Lucy entertains the invisible man?’

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  2. llew (1,533 comments) says:

    Looks more like the visible man is entertaining Lucy.

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  3. Chthoniid (2,047 comments) says:

    She looks like a nice person, I’d hate for her to actually win and be forced to associate with the other student leaders.

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  4. slightlyrighty (2,475 comments) says:

    Not the typical wimmins rights activist….

    no dungarees?

    attractive?

    fun?

    what is the wimmins right movement coming to?

    Andrea Dworkin is spinning in her grave…….. :)

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  5. hubris (208 comments) says:

    She looks like the type of person that, if elected, will occupy the position with the gravitas and dignity befitting it.

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  6. PaulL (5,987 comments) says:

    I’d vote for her. Question – can men vote for this position, or do only women get to vote? If men can vote, I reckon she could have a good chance.

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  7. Buggerlugs (1,592 comments) says:

    ah, and transgendered people too, brother, I mean sister, ah, I mean…

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  8. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    I hope she doesn’t get elected. It would sour what looks like a bright future.

    Potential should not be wasted on politics.

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  9. davidp (3,581 comments) says:

    Women have had full and effective equal rights in New Zealand for at least 20 or 30 years. By having a Women’s Rights Officer, VUWSA is saying that VUW is well behind the rest of the country.

    I thought all these liberal university lecturers were supposed to be progressive and modern, rather than the last of the dinosaurs?

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  10. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    CHRIS!!!!

    We’re all thinking it, but some of us are being polite.

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  11. Graeme Edgeler (3,289 comments) says:

    Question – can men vote for this position, or do only women get to vote?

    Men may vote, but only women may stand.

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  12. Banana Llama (1,043 comments) says:

    … and velociraptors.

    Game over man, clear winner.

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  13. PaulL (5,987 comments) says:

    So, if I was a guy voting for women’s officer at VUW, and a pamphlet came out explaining Lucy’s platform along with some relevant information (presumably including that photo)…..I’d definitely vote for her. And, I’d be more likely to vote than I would be without her on the candidate list.

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  14. benlandmaycock (2 comments) says:

    David, thanks so much! Made everyone’s day!

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  15. annie (539 comments) says:

    Is there a Men’s Rights Officer? If not, why not? You can’t have it both ways.

    And I hope this candidate wins, my pet velociraptor thinks she’s cool.

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  16. Rex Widerstrom (5,354 comments) says:

    Did she pay “Flight of the Conchords” their copyright fee for that first paragraph? :-P

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  17. clintheine (1,571 comments) says:

    I am interested that men can vote for this? I am pretty sure at other campuses women only can vote for this.

    This girl will never get in, unless men block voted for her. She’s way too enlightened for VUWSA, a hotbed of [deleted by DPF]. Considering the low turn out for these compulsory associations, this [deleted by DPF] needs only a few votes over a 1000 to win.

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  18. Gumby (22 comments) says:

    As if she even needed to make a statement. Game over ladies.

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  19. KiwiGreg (3,255 comments) says:

    Well clearly if middle aged male right wingers got to vote she would be in with the red currants but student elections are decided by as few as 500 votes and the activists can usually round up that many.

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  20. expat (4,050 comments) says:

    ah, isnt this so much more civilised without the usual compulsive obsessive sociopathic numpties turning the thread into a cesspit of conjecture?

    Good luck to this young lady, she may be up against a bloc of determined career wymyn and labour activists though.

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  21. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    Under DPF’s terms of use expat I can’t even comment on my approval for your observation.

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  22. senzafine (455 comments) says:

    Ooooh. I like her. ;)

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  23. expat (4,050 comments) says:

    great new thread on paula bennet murray, lets go play with the grown ups.

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  24. clintheine (1,571 comments) says:

    WHAT THE FUCK. So I cannot say she’s a tasty piece of crumpet and that VUWSA is a hotbed of filthy socialist feminazis… Farrar what are you playing at?

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  25. clintheine (1,571 comments) says:

    Put it this way, on another thread the bennys who are pissing away over $700+ a week are being called filthy parasites…. and I still can’t talk about the fact this girl would be a good root. I’m appalled :)

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  26. dmz (21 comments) says:

    Wow, Clint. You’re all class.

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