Men in politics must stop feigning shock

ASU Secretary Natalie Lang has been published in Women's Agenda as part of International Women's Day. Natalie writes "Like most women I know, I’ve been deeply upset and angered by what the events of the last few weeks have exposed. 

But, also like most women I know, I’ve always known this existed. The exposure of rape culture, the violence, the harassment – it’s been an unrelenting presence in our schools, our neighbourhoods, our workplaces and our politics. 

So what’s with the “shock” expressed by so many commentators and politicians? Women have always known this mistreatment existed. We constantly discuss it. We mobilise against it. We campaign and we rally." 

Read the article here.