Why am I concerned about this? Well, suicide is overwhelmingly a male issue. In a country where one third (about 32%) of domestic violence victims are male, yet the focus is solely on the female victims, it would stand to reason that in an issue where about 80% of all suicides are by males, then the focus should be predominantly on helping men.
I'm not saying that she can't do the job, I just think that with her track record for:
- Removing any penalties on women who make false accusations in family court to get an advantage in custody disputes;
- Bringing into law the Violence Against Women and Children Act - assumes in any violent relationship that the man is the perpetrator;
- Felt the need to give buckets of public AUSTRALIAN money to island nations to help the women there with their careers, but only committed a paltry sum (by comparison) to help with male suicide; and
- Changed IVF laws to allow single women and lesbians access to government subsidized IVF (I've really only got an issue with allowing single women to use it, but that's a story for another day).
Given that the first two items above have probably done more to cause more male suicides than any Prime Minister in quite a long time, I just don't see her doing anything other than try to shine a light on those poor forgotten women who committed suicide.
Time will tell how she commits her time, but I honestly think that this narcissistic person will hijack the organisation and make it, yet again, about the poor women.