Pauline Hanson’s new film: ‘No one will be allowed to say the word white’
AUSTRALIA’S leader, who has long faced accusations of racism, has revealed she is making a new film to counter racist views that are dominating public discourse.
In her first major speech as the leader of the opposition, Pauline Abbott revealed the film, The Unquiet Australians, will be released in September, with a planned release in the US.
Abbott said the film was a response to the “false, vicious and inflammatory attacks” she faced, including being labelled a “racist” by her former rival Tony Abbott, and the use of “n-word” by former US President Donald Trump.
“In this film, I will not be labelled as a racist, as a white supremacist, as an Islamophobe, as the anti-Semite that I am, but I will be asked to explain how I came to be so angry with a person who I’ve known for 20 years,” she said.
“And if that person were to say something I disagreed with, it would be met with an immediate attack on the person’s character and characterisation as a human being.”
Ms Abbott also attacked the idea that racism and misogyny were “common place”.
“In the real world, there are more men of colour than women,” she told the conference.
She said the campaign against sexism had not only impacted women of colour, but the women who were not.
“[We need to] understand that this is a conversation that is being driven by men, not women.”
Ms Abbot, who also criticised “misogynistic, racist and sexist” politicians in her speech, said she would “fight for every woman in Australia to be able to be proud of who she is”.
The film, which Ms Abbott has dubbed The Unwanted, is being produced by a group of women from across the country, including her former partner and daughter-in-law, who are the lead producers.
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