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9:05 am, April 28th, 2015 - 89 comments
Categories: Abuse of power, john key, Minister for International Embarrassment, sexism - Tags: #casualjohn, harassment, ponytailgate
Key’s line on harassing a waitress is that he’s the most “casual” PM ever. He was just joking around. It was all a bit of fun. He was misinterpreted.
These are the lines of every sexist harassing jerk ever.
These are the lines of male power, in which the female’s point of view (a young woman reduced to tears) is not even acknowledged, let alone taken seriously.
It is shocking how many people uncritically accept and repeat Key’s “explanation”. Have we become so casual about harassment?