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I tend to avoid reading about Bettina Arndt, who is an Australian 'sex therapist' and 'clinical psychologist' who is also very into the whole MRA movement and constantly spins things so that men are eternal victims. But then, thanks to the never ending bloody culture wars, she was made a Member of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day list. For, of all bloody things, "services to gender equity". This is a woman who, amongst other things, has been a paedophile apologist, attacked domestic violence victims, and has described rape victims as having "morning after regret", and ran a "rape crisis scare campaign" tour claiming that the statistics for rape at universities were overblown. There is a reason I avoid her like the bloody plague. But then it came out that she had in fact been calling herself a clinical psychologist for the last 35 years (including on the blurb of her book) without actually being one, and allowing people to call her Dr when she has no qualification that would entitle her to that. She has a degree in pyschology, yes. She does not have the required qualifications and recognition by the psychologist practicing body, no. I think so far my favourite comment is "someone should introduce her to Belle Gibson". There is a campaign to strip her of the award, which has been pushed by many leading figures including the Premier and Attorney-General of Victoria. And most recently the woman who was raped by the paedophile Arndt joked around with (and who was described by Arndt as engaging in "sexually provocative behaviour") has also called for the honour to be revoked. Her response is thoughtful and honest. I hope Arndt is stripped of all honours, ignored and crawls under a rock with the other spiders.