Politician's 'meow' sparks sexism spat

Politician's 'meow' sparks sexism spat

There are 85 comments on the MSNBC story from Jun 1, 2011, titled Politician's 'meow' sparks sexism spat. In it, MSNBC reports that:

'The blokes are allowed to yell, but if a woman stands her ground, you want to make that kind of comment,' Australia's female finance minister says Phil Walter / Getty Images, file Australian Finance Minister Penny Wong, pictured in Cairns, Australia in August 2006, took offense at "meow" comment.

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Beady

France

#62 Jun 3, 2011
CretinBuster wrote:
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You are BUSTED!!
Howdy Buster.

Very Important Question

Is it the rheumatoid arthritis, osteo arthritis, hip fracture, congenital birth defect or the SYPHILIS that prevents you from uttering more than three words?

Unless it's the chronic emphysema on top of the alcohol addiction.

Toilet cleaning can't help either.

Some Australian guy might be interested in you.

XOXOXOXO
Tap Sum Bum

Australia

#63 Jun 3, 2011
Cannot understand who made this chink finance min? I can only think about her "full service" charge.. Aus finance in able hands of a discarded chink!
Elias

Australia

#64 Jun 4, 2011
Tap Sum Bum wrote:
Cannot understand who made this chink finance min? I can only think about her "full service" charge.. Aus finance in able hands of a discarded chink!
hmmm very catty

ksf

Since: Aug 07

South Perth, Australia

#65 Jun 4, 2011
Elias wrote:
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hmmm very catty
Purrfidious even?

ksf

Since: Aug 07

South Perth, Australia

#66 Jun 4, 2011
Tap Sum Bum wrote:
Cannot understand who made this chink finance min?
Chink? Looks more Siamese
Tap Sum Bum

Australia

#67 Jun 4, 2011
My gf goes wild in bed and says meow when shes about to cummmm!

“"Never say never"”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#68 Jun 4, 2011
This is a genuine question: How is she eligible to become a minister in Australia when she is not born there?

ksf

Since: Aug 07

South Perth, Australia

#69 Jun 4, 2011
fapp wrote:
This is a genuine question: How is she eligible to become a minister in Australia when she is not born there?
Fed MPs are not required to be Australian-born - only Australian citizens. Many were born overseas - including Gillard and Abbott

“"Never say never"”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#70 Jun 4, 2011
ksf wrote:
<quoted text>Fed MPs are not required to be Australian-born - only Australian citizens. Many were born overseas - including Gillard and Abbott
Ah OK. Thank you for clarifying.:-)
NoBull

Nollamara, Australia

#71 Jun 4, 2011
Palawa wrote:
Wong is not a woman, just a brain dead it.
No in her pic she looks like a man.

Not joking

“REFUSE ALL IMITATIONS!!”

Since: Jan 11

Dianella, Australia

#72 Jun 4, 2011
NoBull wrote:
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No in her pic she looks like a man.
Not joking
Isn't it ironic that people like that hate men so much ... that they set out to look and sound like one.
Elias

Australia

#74 Jun 4, 2011
NoBull wrote:
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No in her pic she looks like a man.
Not joking
Penny Wong? you realise in her personal relationships she is probably a male figure.
Nobull

Nollamara, Australia

#75 Jun 5, 2011
Elias wrote:
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Penny Wong? you realise in her personal relationships she is probably a male figure.
Yeah but its still ironic that she's arguing this as a womans rights issue when she clearly pretending to be a man.
As for her relationship she probably likes toys?
Elias

Australia

#76 Jun 5, 2011
Nobull wrote:
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Yeah but its still ironic that she's arguing this as a womans rights issue when she clearly pretending to be a man.
As for her relationship she probably likes toys?
She is probably representing a number of possible schemas designed to work against a person in her position of power.
- Asian
- gay
- female
- politician

Her taking on a male persona in federal politics is a choice she has to make as a "girly" politician is representative in most people's minds as not competent in comparison to a male.
election time

Ashfield, Australia

#77 Jun 5, 2011
penny wong speaks exaggeratedly SLOWLY in a monotone voice and also exaggerates her movements to be very slow too, to try to put on an air of strength and rightousness...

to hide all that hatred beneath the surface...
Elias

Australia

#78 Jun 5, 2011
election time wrote:
to hide all that hatred beneath the surface...
I think she has to hide who she really is to the Australian public. To be fair there hasn't been much said about her background - but you can be sure these gutter thoughts pass through the little brains of the liberal party.

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#79 Jun 6, 2011
election time wrote:
penny wong speaks exaggeratedly SLOWLY in a monotone voice and also exaggerates her movements to be very slow too, to try to put on an air of strength and rightousness...
to hide all that hatred beneath the surface...
A natural factor when your programming is effected by your drug intake and Wong is hooked on anti depressants.

ksf

Since: Aug 07

South Perth, Australia

#80 Jun 6, 2011
Palawa wrote:
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A natural factor when your programming is effected by your drug intake and Wong is hooked on anti depressants.
You have any evidence to support this? Or is it just something you are able to divine as a traditional medicine man?
Elias

Australia

#81 Jun 6, 2011
Palawa wrote:
<quoted text>Wong is hooked on anti depressants.
And you know this for sure because..?
some Australian guy

Virginia, Australia

#82 Jun 6, 2011
Beady wrote:
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Howdy Buster.
Very Important Question
Is it the rheumatoid arthritis, osteo arthritis, hip fracture, congenital birth defect or the SYPHILIS that prevents you from uttering more than three words?
Unless it's the chronic emphysema on top of the alcohol addiction.
Toilet cleaning can't help either.
Some Australian guy might be interested in you.
XOXOXOXO
Some Australian guy may want you more Beady

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