Nothing new at this link below. Just another male doing what we males do so well within our large sphere of patriarchal freedoms.
This British MP must have been so bored with legislative proceedings on those two sitting days he chose to surf porn on his phone, in the house of commons no less!
For mine, I hope the book is thrown at him, but on reading the article, you may well walk away as I did thinking that this bloke will get away with it just as so many before him have previously.
My bet is a deal will be done and the disgraced MP will be shown the door with his entitlements in tact and told to stay low for a year or two.
And with that potential action, society will miss another opportunity for change.
Which brings me to the conundrum of actually achieving any change in this space.
Can it be done?
In Australia we have had our fair share of problems like this over the years with the most recent in our own parliament house being conveniently dry-cleaned away.
Thankfully, it was referred to the court after a tonne of public pressure was put on the incumbent government but it’s clear to observers and those paying attention that without that pressure, it would have been swept under the carpet just as the “Prayer Room” & desk wanking incidents have been.
Thankfully though, we have an election here soon and there are a number of female independents running.
My great hope is that our lower house cross-bench seats are increased forcing the party holding a seat majority (but not enough to form government (in Aust, you need 76 seats)), to negotiate with a block of independents for confidence & supply hopefully guaranteeing some action on matters of sexuality within politics.
These actions, if forthcoming in politics will bring further much needed flow on effects to wider society.
Maybe this is an outcome we will see?
I hope so. And I hope this is an outcome in this term of government. If not, the pressure will continue as more scandals come to light.
Because clearly, Men aren’t going to learn any other way.