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.

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3 Comments for 'Rooster home to roost'

    29/1/2013 | 3:59 pm

    It was sexist, racist (against both Asians and West Indians), and misogynist.

    It had a weird perversity about it and makes you wonder what goes on in The Lodge, and not just the bedroom. It also makes me wonder about Gillard.

    Beyond all that it was just incredibly stupid. Mathieson’s comments are being played down with the ubiquitous.. “we all make mistakes” etc. What kind of idiot would make that mistake when they are in the 50s? I would expect an analogous (although not as perverse a statement) statement to come from a 15 year old with an IQ of 85. Not someone who’s in their 50s.

    Rudd was wrong in many ways and I think Gillard is the lesser danger but Rudd was right about Gillard and Mathieson’s personalities.

    29/1/2013 | 4:00 pm

    Sorry about the replicate posts. I’ve got a touchy new laptop I need to come to grips with.

    Thomas the Tout
    30/1/2013 | 1:47 pm

    So, can we discontinue the name of ‘digital-rectal examination’, and now call it “the Timmy test” instead? (He does deserve to be remembered in some way).

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