The ‘repulsive’ Tony Abbott is a world-famous misogynist

The awesomeness of overseas celebrities calling Tony Abbott ‘repulsive’…

Tony Abbott always knew he was destined for greatness – he knew from a young age that one day his name would be known around the world – he knew that change society…

Although, being called out by a British comedian/actor/author was probably not how Abbott thought he would achieve world-wide fame.


text of image: @stephenfry
Im assuming that you’ve all seen Julia Gillard’a spectacular mauling of the repulsive Abbott in the Aussie parliament?

source: here

Little did Tony Abbott know that for decades to come he will be the “this man” Prime Minister Julia Gillard is referring to when she says “I will not be lectured about sexism and misogyny by this man”.

Maybe it is cultural-cringe – nothing validates Australians like having celebrities from elsewhere on the planet praise us (think of all those imported C-grade wannabes and neverwillbes that turn up for awards ceremonies and big events from judging TV singing competitions to the Logies to Meatloaf and Billy Idol at football grandfinals).

Regardless, it is one more nail in the coffin of the increasingly irrelevant Canberra Press Gallery who continue their failure to see how much of a game changer That Speech was.

Advertisements

5 Comments to “The ‘repulsive’ Tony Abbott is a world-famous misogynist”

  1. Interestingly, the Macquarie dictionary is changing the definition of misogynist on the back of Gillard’s speech. See http://www.afr.com/p/national/macquarie_dictionary_has_last_word_NzrQFdWcPJG6G8qLRRiZtK

    • Thanks for that link.

      If a word has changed meaning – and most words shift in meaning over time, then dictionaries reflect that. Dictionaries reflect actual use not proscribe use – or we would all be talking like Chaucer or Shakespeare (who invented about 10% of the words he used apparently)

  2. Ahhhh! I always knew Stephen Fry had taste! I’ve always felt that misogynist is a bit extreme, given it’s dictionary explantion, and think that we should resurrect ‘Male chauvinist pig’. Except in Abbott’s case maybe it should be ‘Male Chauvinist Thug!’ Inclusive of the exclamation mark. 😉

    • If PM JG wants to say misogynist, who am I to disagree – it does mean “hatred” but is now accept that it means lack of respect and contempt – but yes ‘Male Chauvinist Thug!’ is a good description.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: