Say no more 13/10/2012
A sound analysis by Paul Kelly to end a political week marked by faux outrage and rank hypocrisy:
The answer is that the misogynist card is just another tactic. Gillard’s support for Slipper and condemnation of Abbott proves the point. The joke here is on the social media activists who think the political reporters missed the story. They’re wrong. The reporters got it right because the real story is that Labor exploits misogyny as a tactic for its own self-interest. The real story was Gillard’s hypocrisy. It was on brilliant display.
Is the unintended consequence of this new bout of feminist fanaticism the prohibition of many raunchy jests?
Am I a misogynist for telling my favourite grubby yarn? The one in which the woman walks into a pub and asks the barman for a double entendre. So he gives her one!
One of two awkward questions put by Professor Bunyip in the wake of latest revelations about a certain slush fund:
Does your sympathy for women extend to humble housewives cheated of their marital assets by the legal deceptions of philandering husbands’ and their new girlfriends?”