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Australia 'I feel sickened': Rosie Batty slams decision to give an Australia Day award to controversial commentator Bettina Arndt after her shocking claims of a 'fake rape crisis'

08:00  26 january  2020
08:00  26 january  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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' I feel sickened ': Australian of the Year Rosie Batty slams decision to give an award to controversial Rosie Batty has slammed awarding of Australia Day honour to Bettina Arndt . Arndt awarded AM for striving to 'gender equity through advocacy for men'. 'It makes me question

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Former Australian of the Year Rosie Batty has slammed the awarding of an Australia Day honour to controversial commentator Bettina Arndt.

The commentator, 70, was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for striving to achieve 'gender equity through advocacy for men'.

Ms Batty said her immediate reaction was 'one of utter incredulity' and she felt 'sickened' by the announcement.

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Rosie Batty posing for a picture: Former Australian of the Year Rosie Batty (pictured) has slammed the awarding of an Australia Day honour to controversial commentator Bettina Arndt© Provided by Daily Mail Former Australian of the Year Rosie Batty (pictured) has slammed the awarding of an Australia Day honour to controversial commentator Bettina Arndt Bettina Arndt in a green shirt: Ms Arndt has been slammed for her views on domestic violence - which Ms Batty said the commentator 'minimises'© Provided by Daily Mail Ms Arndt has been slammed for her views on domestic violence - which Ms Batty said the commentator 'minimises'

The campaigner has publicly spoken out about domestic violence after she tragically lost her son Luke when he was murdered by his father Greg Anderson at a cricket match.

'It makes me question the legitimacy of the awards system in the entirety across the spectrum,' Ms Batty told news.com.au.

Ms Arndt has also been slammed for her views on domestic violence and in 2005 called convicted paedophile Robert Potter 'a good bloke' in a Courier Mail article.

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The controversial writer and media commentator Bettina Arndt has been recognised in this year’s Australia Day honours list for services “to gender “Ms Arndt never reached out to me in the pursuit of balanced journalism; never heard my side of the story; was not present at any stage of the abuse

Help close down Australia ’s kangaroo courts. Join Bettina ’s campaign to ensure universities comply with the recent Queensland. It was sex that first made Bettina Arndt famous. She started out as one of Australia ’s first sex therapists before becoming a respected social commentator on gender issues.

Potter was a Sydney scout master who sexually abused four boys.

The divisive commentator has also argued a Canberra doctor who molested a 12-year-old boy should not have been charged as in another context molestation is 'pleasurable'.

'I cannot help but be appalled that someone who minimised violence towards women, who is part of the inevitable pushback and backlash that we all experience as we pioneer a way forward, would be awarded,' Ms Batty said of the appointment.

Ms Arndt had been criticised in 2018 when she interviewed convicted pedophile Nicolaas Bester, who sexually assaulted a student while working as a maths teacher in Tasmania.

She had shared the interview with him online alongside the title 'feminists persecute disgraced teacher'.

a screenshot of a cell phone: Ms Arndt received an AM for her work striving towards 'gender equity through advocacy for men'© Provided by Daily Mail Ms Arndt received an AM for her work striving towards 'gender equity through advocacy for men' Rosie Batty smiling for the camera: Ms Batty (pictured left) tragically lost her son Luke (pictured right), when he was murdered by his father Greg Anderson at a cricket match© Provided by Daily Mail Ms Batty (pictured left) tragically lost her son Luke (pictured right), when he was murdered by his father Greg Anderson at a cricket match

Bester was convicted in 2011 of maintaining a relationship with a young person and sentenced to two years and 10 months in jail.

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He was released after serving 19 months but in 2016 he was jailed again for the production of child exploitation material.

His student victim Grace Tame has also hit out at the commentator's Australia Day appointment.

'I believe honouring someone who actively defended a paedophile on a public platform is a blatant example of the protracted, systemic moral corruption that still hampers our society,' she said.

Bettina Arndt et al. smiling for the camera: Ms Arndt (right) had been criticised in 2018 when she interviewed convicted pedophile Nicolaas Bester (left)© Provided by Daily Mail Ms Arndt (right) had been criticised in 2018 when she interviewed convicted pedophile Nicolaas Bester (left) a close up of a woman: Bester's student victim Grace Tame (pictured in a documentary last year when she unveiled herself for the first time) has also hit out at the commentator's Australia Day appointment© Provided by Daily Mail Bester's student victim Grace Tame (pictured in a documentary last year when she unveiled herself for the first time) has also hit out at the commentator's Australia Day appointment

Red Heart campaign founder Sherele Moody also shared her disgust at the appointment.

'Nothing says "gender equity" like a powerful woman with a platform laughing with a repeat male child rapist about his young female victim using her sexuality to trick him into abuse, right?' she wrote on Twitter.

In response to the criticism, Ms Arndt said she imagined the negativity surrounding her appointment was because feminists think 'they're the only ones promoting gender equality endlessly tilting laws, rules and regulation to favour women at the expense of men'.


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