The language we use #2
June 12, 2013
Just want to say how livid I am about what I saw today.
The following menu is from Mal Brough’s Liberal Party fundraiser:
(for any overseas readers, the Liberal Party is our current government’s opposition)
Where Rudd has been called a Goose, Simon Crean isn’t anything harsh at all, but a piece of Tenderloin Steak, where as our Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, has been described as having:
‘Small Breasts, Huge Thighs & a Big Red Box’
I am DISGUSTED.
I find this offensive to women – ALL women – because the men aren’t vilified in the same manner. Period.
Worse still, it happens over and over again – as I pointed out in a previous post: No respect.
Those who claim our Prime Minister has never been treated unjustly due to her sex, can go jump.
Question#166: When will the way we speak about women, incense all those who read or hear it?
Deep, deep, deep, breath.