Politician's 'meow' sparks sexism spat

Jun 1, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: MSNBC

'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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Jun 6, 2011
 

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Elias wrote:
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And you know this for sure because..?
Ideological nutter,
Psychopathic
Over 40,
Bureaucrat,
Psychologically confused,
Slow repetitive speech,
Quick to anger,
In denial

All symptoms of drug dependency of some kind and you'll find it hard to find any ideologist over 40 who isn't taking some form of leveling pharmaceutical, even if it's an aspirin.
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Jun 6, 2011
 
Elias wrote:
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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.
Well no arguments there. You want to beable to fight in politics you better behave like a man but I'm sure she has the back stabbing down to a tea as well.

BTW the guys cat calling are just trying to get a rise out of her. She responded quite well initally, its the after math of this thats stupid. I have seen a lot worse said to people in debates.
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Jun 6, 2011
 
Nobull wrote:
<quoted text>BTW the guys cat calling are just trying to get a rise out of her.
We all know what they were trying to achieve. Interrupt and distract from the debate because the liberal policy manifesto is;
if it moves shoot it
if its green cut it down
if its brown dig out and sell it
if it's foreign send them to Nauru

Everything else is window dressing.
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Jul 22, 2011
 
fapp wrote:
This is a genuine question: How is she eligible to become a minister in Australia when she is not born there?
Dumb as$, are you Autralian Native huh ??
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Jul 22, 2011
 
...Or a fuck$ng colonizer ??

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