Rooster home to roost 29/1/2013
According to the harridan-in-chief’s rant, this is misogynist:
And at one point she sneered at Mr Abbott, saying he was “now looking at his watch because apparently a woman’s spoken too long”.
That’s not misogynist. This is misogynist:
Mr Mathieson told the joke about Asian women and prostate examinations at a reception for the Prime Minister’s XI cricket team at The Lodge last night.
“We can get a blood test for it, but the digital examination is the only true way to get a correct reading on your prostate,” the men’s health ambassador said.
“So make sure you go and do that, and perhaps look for a small Asian female doctor is probably the best way.”
Senator George Brandis points out that Mathieson’s tasteless jest wouldn’t pass scrutiny by Cabinet’s other sourpuss, Drab Olive Oyl.
Shadow attorney-general George Brandis said the joke, while inappropriate, highlighted the problem with Labor’s “nanny state” laws, which would allow aggrieved parties to sue over offensive comments.
“I think Tim Mathieson is lucky he didn’t tell this joke after the Nicola Roxon anti-discrimination bill became law, because if he did he’d probably have been carted away to the re-education camp by the thought police,” Senator Brandis told Sky News.