Day 186: Yassmin Abdel-Magied has the last word

Day 186: Yassmin Abdel-Magied has the last word

Thursday, July 6, 2017

I’m listening to Yassmin Abdel-Magied’s de l’escalier moment – her late-in-coming parting shot before moving to London – with Beverly Wang on the podcast, It’s Not a Race.

Reflecting on her infamous Anzac Day post, she is everything she says she is: young, naive, and egregiously unprepared.

But I don’t think she realises the media only saw her as a shiny new object to wave to the masses. They used her.

If she ever comes back, I hope she learns that preaching to the converted is not an effective form of advocacy.

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