LNP Women vice-president and Sunshine Coast businesswoman Peta Simpson
LNP Women vice-president and Sunshine Coast businesswoman Peta Simpson Kari Bourne

'No better place' for LNP Women event, than men-only club

ONE of the organisers of a Liberal National Party International Women's Day lunch, to be held at a club that excludes female members, has drawn comparisons between the event and an icon of the US civil rights movement.

Details of the lunch, to be held at Brisbane's Tattersall's Club on Friday, emerged on Wednesday to howls of ridicule.

In defending the choice to use Tattersall's, LNP Women vice-president Peta Simpson cited Rosa Parks, the African-American woman who famously refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in Alabama and became a symbol of the American civil rights movement.

"If she'd never gone on a bus and refused to stand up, who knows how long it would have taken that movement to start," she said.

"If we say it's a men-only club and we're not going to go there because they do things we maybe don't like, then that's kind of just continuing on with the tradition."

Ms Simpson said she could "think of no better place" to have the International Women's Day lunch, if for no other reason than the symbolism.

Read more at Brisbane Times

 

 



Irene Crispin passes away at 104

Irene Crispin passes away at 104

Whiddon group resident dies after a short illness

Turnbull has no power to pick new deputy

Turnbull has no power to pick new deputy

If Turnbull doesn't like the new leader, there's nothing he can do

Family’s plea: ‘We just need to find Keith’

Family’s plea: ‘We just need to find Keith’

The skipper's yacht was found adrift but he remains missing

Local Partners