Here’s a classic case of classy right wing politics from Australia:
Julia Gillard’s ‘small breasts’ served up on Liberal party dinner menu
Fundraiser for Liberal candidate Mal Brough in Queensland featured ‘deeply sexist’ dishes based on prime minister
A photo of the menu from a fundraiser for Queensland Liberal National Party candidate Mal Brough.
A Liberal National Party fundraiser menu which served up Julia Gillard quail with “small breasts, huge thighs and a big red box” has been labelled tacky and scatological by the opposition leader.
Shadow treasurer Joe Hockey was the guest of honour at the fundraiser which was held in Brisbane in March for LNP candidate Mal Brough who has apologised for the menu and admitted it was sexist, according to the ABC.
Gillard has quite rightly challenged Tony Abbott to ditch the candidate.
Reminds me of our own sexist right-wing politics. All the gender specific hate poured out at Helen Clark. And then there was this little gem from April last year:
What your ruling party got up to at its South Island Regional Conference. Michael Woddhouse, list MP and failed candidate for Dunedin South, speaking at a podium behind a toilet seat with Dunedin South MP Clare Curran’s face attached. It’s witty, too. That’s what I like about it.
The political right try justify this sort of thing as “just a bit of fun”, and “don’t be so PC”. It’s an ugly, ugly mindset.