Friday, October 13, 2017

Community Safety Feminism Victimhood not Empowerment VIDEO Documentary Scandalous Women and Comment by Pete Dowe



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWz_m3DYPWo&feature=youtu.be


How to snatch #victimhood from the jaws of #empowerment
#victim narrative: Women in marriage in 19th Century England were non-persons, no rights under law, no rights to custody
#empowerment (you don't hear this) A Wife and Mother in 19th Century England sucessfully advocated to change the law!
Now Hear This Now Hear This Now Hear This
A Girl can achieve anything she sets her mind to
That Is All
#feminism I first heard of the women in this documentary from a #feminist friend. It did not instantly occur to me that she was going all the way back to 19th Century England to cite her example of historical disempowerment.
The woman she mentioned is the one committed to an asylum by her husband, except he didn't, she consented to go.
This is an important point. 
Firstly even in 19th Century England a Man could not have his wife committed to an asylum without her consent.
Was she pressured? Yes
And the hard life lesson is she disempowered herself to a snake in the grass.
We can't afford to give the snakes and snakettes of the world a free kick


Pete Dowe 

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Community Safety Misandry Danger UXB!? The Law-Abiding Male as #potentialperpetrator as potential #timebomb "He hasn't done anything wrong YET!" tick tick tick tick "if law-abiding males aren't up to snuff your attitudes are unreasonable and unreasoning" Pete Dowe




'Perpetuating the myth of only one gender of perpetrators leads to the gender specific approach to crime the male as #potentialperpetrator the assumption of the bad man, guilty until proven innocent and now the law-abiding male as potential #timebomb Danger UXB! 

"He hasn't done anything wrong YET!" tick tick tick tick.'

Honestly if law-abiding males aren't up to snuff your attitudes are unreasonable and unreasoning.

The Dis-Respect Agenda

Pete Dowe


“Sentimental insistence on female innocence,” suggests The New York Times, “does no service to women, who should be treated as human beings with a capacity for aggression and held equally accountable for their actions.”










I read this recently and was going to cut #stevebiddulph some slack because he wrote it over 20 years ago but then he repeated the same views in The Age this week. Disseminating/ perpetuating the myth of only one gender of perpetrators. This leads to the gender specific approach to crime the male as #potentialperpetrator which we have today. The assumption of the bad man, guilty until proven innocent and now the law-abiding male as potential #timebomb Danger UXB! "He hasn't done anything wrong YET!" tick tick tick tick All Males are a 60 Minutes ad?
Really so much pseudo community safety is talking about things that aren't wrong because it might lead to something wrong. Might be misperceived as leading to something wrong. This creates a power imbalance, leads to the rise of the “finger pointer” as community servant. And the disempowered hapless target is supposed to justify their existence. Live on other people's terms in fear of being misperceived.
The Dis-Respect Agenda
Honestly if law-abiding males aren't up to snuff your attitudes are unreasonable and unreasoning.
If someone really was a ticking time bomb how would you defuse the situation? By hounding them? Denigrating them? Holding them up to ridicule/ contempt/ social exclusion? Great! That's really helpful. Steve your attitudes are fear disguised as care. They legitimise pointing the finger. They legitimise bullying in the name of pseudo community safety. There is no concern here for Male wellbeing. Male suicide. Men are just stupid and wrong, defective females, they should be like girls. Man bad woman good Male wrong female right

Pete Dowe




Saturday, September 16, 2017

Cycling Safety Cycling Safely Bike Lights Alert START Daylight Saving Sunday, October 1st 2017 Melbourne, Victoria CHOICE Magazine What Bike Lights to Buy? & 'Bike Lights Law' Road Rule 259 Community Safety Victoria's Cycling Strategy Risk Reduction Informed Choice




START Daylight Saving Sunday, October 1st 2017 Melbourne, Victoria






Cyclist Joe Astbury, who takes all the safety precautions, said it was usually hardest to see 

cyclists at dusk and dawn.


“That is the most dangerous time,” Mr Astbury said. “It is not light and it is not dark.”



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Here you'll find test results for 70 bike lights (26 compact rear lights, 32 compact front lights and 12 high-powered front lights), priced from $15 to $320. 
We reveal which bike lights are the:
·         Most visible
·         Most durable
·         Easiest to use, fit and remove.
On this page, you'll find:
·         What's the law?
·         Brands and models tested
·         How we test
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What's the law?

When you ride your bicycle at night or in low-visibility conditions, such as fog or heavy rain, the Australian Road Rules(which form the basis of state and territory laws) require that you have:
·         A white light at the front
·         A red light at rear
·         A red rear reflector.
The lights whether steady or flashing must be visible for at least 200m. Ideally, they should also be visible 50m from the side. The red rear reflector should be visible from 50m from the rear when light is projected onto it by a vehicle’s headlight at low beam. 

Brands and models tested

Compact rear lights

·         BBB BLS-Highlaser
·         BBB Spark rear
·         # Blackburn Super Flea rear
·         # Cateye Rapid 3
·         Cateye Rapid 5
·         # ES Beacon
·         # ES Flare
·         Knog Blinder rear
·         # Knog Blinder 1 rear
·         # Knog Blinder 4V rear
·         # Lezyne Micro Drive rear
·         # Lezyne Femto Drive rear
·         # Light and motion Vis 180
·         # Moon Comet rear
·         Moon Shield
·         Niteflux Red Zone 4
·         # NiteRider Solas 2W
·         # Owleye HighLux 5 rear
·         # Portland Design Works Danger Zone
·         Serfas Raider rear USL-5R
·         # Serfas Seat Stay Taillight
·         # Serfas Thunderbolt rear
·         Skully 1W Rear
·         S-Sun Eaglefly
·         # Tioga Alien rear
·         Tioga Dual Eyes USB

Compact front lights

·         BBB Spark front
·         Blackburn Flea 2.0 USB front
·         # Blackburn Scorch
·         # Blackburn Super Flea front
·         # Cateye Nano Shot
·         # Cygo-Lite Metro 300
·         # ES Gamma Ray
·         Ilumenox Highpower SS-L1222W
·         Ilumenox Vega 1W
·         # Ilumenox Vega 3w
·         Knog Blinder front
·         # Knog Blinder 1 front
·         Knog Boomer USB front
·         Knog Gekko bracket-less
·         # Lezyne Femto Drive Front
·         # Lezyne Macro Drive front
·         # Lezyne Micro Drive front
·         # Moon Comet front
·         Moon Mask
·         # Moon Meteor
·         # NiteRider Mako 200
·         # Owleye Highlux 30
·         # Owleye Highlux 5 front
·         # Owleye Solar Highbred 40
·         Planet Bike Beamer 5
·         Portland Design Works Dreadnought
·         Serfas Raider USL-5
·         # Serfas Thunderbolt front
·         # Skully K2
·         # Tioga Alien front
·         Tioga ET front
·         # Tioga Super Light

High-powered front lights

·         Ay-Up V Twin Sport
·         # Cateye Nano Shot+
·         # Cygo-Lite Expilion 700
·         # Cygo-Lite Metro 420
·         Exposure Lights Joystick
·         # Lezyne Mini Drive
·         # Lezyne Power Drive
·         # Light and motion Urban 400
·         # Light and motion Urban 550
·         Moon Power 500 front
·         # NiteRider Lumina 350
·         Serfas TL 500
# Newly tested models

How we test

A range of bike lights have been reviewed by Bicycle Network Victoria and a panel of industry experts in line with the Australian Road Rules. The tests and overall scores are made up of the following: 
·         Function and quality (80%): The lights are assessed for their effective visibility at night on a suburban road with a popular cycle path, at a distance of 200m, and also at 50m with the lights angled at 45 degrees (to simulate the bike approaching an intersection). The flash rate, where applicable, is also assessed. The industrial design ratings (durability, weather resistance and useability) are conducted by the team at RMIT Industrial Design.
·         Price (10%): Is the price appropriate to the quality and category of the light?
·         Appearance (10%): Is the light visually appealing?

Changes since the 2012 lights test

Last year Ride On magazine joined forces with RMIT to measure the brightness of bike lights using a lux meter. The results were conflicting. For example, the brightest compact front light was rated eighth out of 11 lights. As a result Ride Ondecided that humans determine how good a light is at making you visible and as such this assessment using the lux meter is no longer included in the test.

This year Ride On has revised its rating system, so results for previously tested models have been adjusted accordingly. Dynamo lights haven’t been included in this test; however, they’ll be tested separately on new testing equipment that Ride On is currently developing.
Find out more about bikes and bike accessories.


Please note that the Bike Lights Law 

Road Rule 259 

applies to reduced visibility
not just dark

Bike Lights Law

Road Rule 259

The rider of a bicycle must not ride at night, or in hazardous weather conditions 

causing reduced visibility, 

unless the bicycle, or the rider,
displays—

(a) a flashing or steady white light 

that is clearly visible for at least
200 metres from the front of the bicycle; and

(b) a flashing or steady red light 

that is clearly visible for at least
200 metres from the rear of the bicycle; and

(c) a red reflector 

that is clearly visible for at least 50 metres
from the rear of the bicycle

when light is projected onto it by a vehicle’s headlight on low-beam

                    Nb "Vicroads describes the law as the minimum safety standard."

                             Pete Dowe








Cycling Safety Cycling Safely Bike Lights Alert START Daylight Saving Sunday, October 1st 2017 Melbourne, Victoria "Time shift alert on visibility" Stonnington Leader and Bike Lights Law Road Rule 259 Community Safety Victoria’s Cycling Strategy Risk Reduction Informed Choice






START Daylight Saving Sunday, October 1st 2017 Melbourne, Victoria





Cyclist Joe Astbury, who takes all the safety precautions, said it was usually hardest to see cyclists at dusk and dawn.

“That is the most dangerous time,” Mr Astbury said. “It is not light and it is not dark.”


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Time shift alert on visibility


Cyclist Joe Astbury. Picture: N40MC301 newsphotos.com.au
Cyclist Joe Astbury. Picture: N40MC301 newsphotos.com.au
THE end of daylight saving on Sunday has prompted a warning for cyclists to ensure they are visible on our roads.
RoadSafe Inner South East chairman Sen-Sgt Hans Harms said cyclists could reduce the risk of accidents by buying good-quality lights, bells and high-visibility clothing.
“Drivers can assist cyclists by checking and checking again to ensure that there are no cyclists nearby, particularly on roads with bicycle lanes,” Sen-Sgt Harms said.
Cyclist Joe Astbury, who takes all the safety precautions, said it was usually hardest to see cyclists at dusk and dawn.
“That is the most dangerous time,” Mr Astbury said. “It is not light and it is not dark.”
Road safety advocate Pete Dowe said a cyclist without lights could easily go unnoticed by a motorist. “You’d be mad to not have a set of bike lights in Melbourne with its ‘four seasons in one day’ causing reduced visibility at any given time,” Mr Dowe said.

Unlit Cyclists Face Greater Injury The Age
Nb "Vicroads describes the law as the minimum safety standard."


Pete Dowe



Please note that the Bike Lights Law 

Road Rule 259 

applies to reduced visibility
not just dark

Bike Lights Law

Road Rule 259

The rider of a bicycle must not ride at night, or in hazardous weather conditions 

causing reduced visibility, 

unless the bicycle, or the rider,
displays—

(a) a flashing or steady white light 

that is clearly visible for at least
200 metres from the front of the bicycle; and

(b) a flashing or steady red light 

that is clearly visible for at least
200 metres from the rear of the bicycle; and

(c) a red reflector 

that is clearly visible for at least 50 metres
from the rear of the bicycle

when light is projected onto it by a vehicle’s headlight on low-beam






http://petedoweroadsafetyadvocate.blogspot.com.au/2012/09/bike-lights-law-road-rule-259.html


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Community Safety #genderequality 60% #female representation #GirlsTakeOver ? Women Hold More Than Half The Seats On Water Boards Victorian Government Minister for Water Media Release 11 September 2017 #genderbalance #genderimbalance and Comment by Pete Dowe Will the Government value 50% #masculine representation?

#GirlsTakeOver

#genderequality ? 60% #female representation

Will the Government value 50% #masculine representation?

or will it go the way of alienating the guys 

and then claiming men don't want to serve on committees?

The beginning of the "right kind" of gender imbalance?

"Don't mess around, the Commissar's in town"

I could also say "Jobs for the girls!"


Pete Dowe


Women Hold More Than Half The Seats On Water Boards

The Andrews Labor Government has achieved gender equality on water boards, with women now holding 50 per cent or more of seats on all water boards across the state.
Women also hold 50 per cent of seats on the boards of Catchment Management Authorities (CMAs) across the state.
The new appointments being announced by Minister for Water Lisa Neville today bring fresh skills into the sector and ensure that CMA and water corporations reflect the communities they represent.
In 2015 we saw more than 50 per cent of board seats being held by women, however some individual boards are still comprised of more men overall. While female representation on water boards was as low as 38 per cent in 2014, appointments announced today mean that the Victorian water sector now has:
  • 60 per cent women across all CMA boards
  • 53 per cent women across all water corporation boards
  • 60 per cent female chairs for CMAs and water corporation boards
  • Five Aboriginal Victorians on CMA boards
These changes reflect priorities set out in Water for Victoria, which identified the need to promote gender equality and diversity within the water sector, including opportunities for Traditional Owners to participate on boards across the sector.
This new approach to water management in Victoria will boost security of supply for households, industry and the farm sector, and meet environmental needs.
Ms Neville congratulated those board members who have been appointed or re-appointed to the boards, and thanked all continuing and departing board members for their service to the water sector and the community.
CMAs and water corporations play an important role working with local communities to deliver healthier rivers, waterways and water storages.
They are also vital to the implementation of Water for Victoria – the Labor Government’s plan to secure water supplies at affordable prices and meet the challenges of climate change and population growth.
The appointment of all board members is a robust and fair process, based on the skill and merit of the applicants.
For a full list of all new water board appointments visit: water.vic.gov.au/water-industry-and-customers/board-appointments-2017
Quotes attributable to Minister for Water Lisa Neville
“We want to ensure women have a seat at the table, and are part of the decision making for Victoria’s water security.”
“We’re unapologetic in our determination to promote inclusiveness and equality in our water sector, which is why it’s fantastic to see highly experienced and skilled women in senior roles.”
“These new appointments will bring fresh ideas to the water sector and ensure water boards reflect the community they serve.”
Port Phillip and Westernport CMA new appointees:
Tania Foster (Chair)
Leslie McLean
Olivia Lineham
Dr Sandra Brizga
Metro Water Corporation new appointees:
Tania Fryer – City West Water
Christopher Lovell – City West Water
Russell Anderson – Melbourne Water
Fiona Rowland – Melbourne Water
Arron Wood – South East Water
Karen Milward – Yarra Valley Water
Victoria Marles – Yarra Valley Water
Andrew Cairns (Chair) – Western Water
Claire Filson – Western Water
Isabelle Higgins – Western Water
Joanne Duncan – Western Water