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SENATOR DAVID LEYONHJELM Leader of the Liberal Democrats

MEDIA RELEASE

10 July 2018

Another statement about the same thing

Liberal Democrats Senator David Leyonhjelm would like to publicly congratulate Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young for successfully sustaining her outrage for a second week.

“It’s been almost 48 hours since the public last witnessed Senator Hanson-Young’s transformation from outspoken politician to tearful bullying victim,” Senator Leyonhjelm said.

“I am pleased to see she has bravely responded to her feelings of relevance deprivation and managed to issue another statement today, reaffirming her victimhood and repeating her brave decision to sue me - just in case there are some Australians who missed that bit last week.

“I would also like to congratulate her on the establishment of her crowdfunding campaign, so that she can continue pursuing her personal gripe against me using other people’s money.”

Senator Leyonhjelm said it was very generous of Senator Hanson-Young to dedicate her defamation action to “women everywhere”.

“While I wouldn’t dare to speak on behalf of “women everywhere”, I hope I am not being presumptuous by pointing out that many women who have contacted me in recent days are adamant that Senator Hanson-Young does not speak for them.

“Like misogyny, misandry serves neither gender well and there appears to be plenty of women out there who are thoroughly sick of the pervading message that the men and boys in their lives are would-be rapists and murderers and, by mere virtue of being born male, are collectively responsible for the foul deeds of a few sick individuals.”

Senator Leyonhjelm has received legal advice that Senator Hanson-Young’s defamation proceedings are without merit and he will be defending her allegations strenuously.

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