Independent Randwick Councillor and ex-Mayor Noel D’Souza says that a “modern feminist is either an ignoramus or a liar” – 2nd August 2018

DISCLAIMER: The following comments are the personal comments of Randwick Greens Councillor Murray Matson

Good grief!

Right wing Independent Randwick Councillor Noel D’Souza has stunned fellow Councillors by launching a full on attack against what he says is wrong with “modern feminists”.

I have just got hold of the original email that independent Councillor and former Randwick Mayor Noel D’Souza sent to the Southern Courier.

It sparked  the published storey of this week in which Councillor D’Souza  is attributed with anti-feminist comments targeting Greens Mayor Lindsay Shurey who replaced him as the face of the  eastern Sydney Council.

It actually reads far more misogynistic than  his comments in the published article do. It displays such an intense paranoia towards assertive women that it makes you wonder at the psychological motivations of the writer.

When you read it you have to remind yourself that this was sent out by a former Mayor of Randwick City Council who first held office in 2015 and not 1975. It is Donald Trump style weirdness.

You have to feel for current Randwick Mayor Lindsay Shurey . I knew she would catch something of a backlash being only the second-ever female Mayor of Randwick – and a Green one at that. But this has actually shaken me. I had no idea  that one of my fellow male Councillors was so far out of  touch with modern political attitudes. I voted twice for this guy to be Mayor. What was I thinking?

Amazingly Councillor D’Souza finishes the email by calling for Randwick Council to be “more  accepting and inclusive of all” with apparently no sense of irony or self awarnes. Then he closes this email to a professional female journalist with the  words: “Warm regards”.

Randwick City Greens Councillor Murray Matson


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