“SHORT” SKIRTS AND AN OLD BONER

The Fairfax crew is infuriated by John Laws’ on-air comment about liking to see women around him in skirts because he finds them more feminine.

Broede Carmody sexes up the story by adding “short”, which appears three times in just the title and first two paragraphs:

Em Rusciano roasts John Laws after ‘sexist’ short skirt comments

Em Rusciano has roasted John Laws following his “sexist” comments about women and short skirts.

The radio veteran sparked controversy on Monday after he appeared on The Project and said he liked his female coworkers to wear short skirts.

Clementine Ford doesn’t fabricate Laws’ utterances but chooses to play the man, not the ball, saying about Laws:

  • He’s a “reanimated corpse”.
  • “He’s part of a generation of old dinosaurs with politics and principles as decrepit as their withered old bones.”
  • He has “old man pecadillos” [sic].
  • He demands women around him “swallow the humiliation of nursing an old man’s boner”.
  • He’s “lecherous”.
  • “He doesn’t want to talk to old women, fat women, women in pants, women with bags under their eyes, women with hairy chins, women who don’t wear make up, women with unkempt hair.”
  • “He doesn’t want to revel in the company of women who act like they might be his equal.”
  • “What he wants is to have his perception of his own masculinity and power endlessly reinforced and flattered by the attention of women who are perceived by other men to be a kind of prize.”
  • His attitude is “dick-related”.
  • He’s “older than dirt”.
  • “He is not a gentleman”.
  • He possesses “old fashioned quirks”.

Yet Ford goes into near-hysterics when high school boys provide comparatively mild and much less personal feedback to her 60 minute presentation on “gender stats and pop culture”. And anyone who so much as disagrees with her online is told to “fuck off”.

The main point of Ford’s article is that no woman should ever be subject to “objectification, no matter how benign seeming”. Ford is, however, right into objectifying beefcake:

Finally, lets take a look at Ford’s writing.

For reasons that still appear unclear, Laws’ reanimated corpse was wheeled out this week so he and Price could hash out some old grievances under the guise of promoting Laws’ newly released memoir.

The reasons for the interview are stated later in the same sentence. And Ford has it arse-about: the interview was promoting Laws’ book under the guise of settling old grievances.

“The interview itself was so indulgent and boring that I almost fell asleep numerous times – and listen, it was only seven minutes long so that’s a pretty mean feat – but the part that’s making headlines is the entirely grotesque (and yet mercifully brief) examination of Laws’ take on gender politics in the workplace.

A mean feat is, of course, a small achievement. The interview did not touch on “gender politics in the workplace”.

Perhaps you believe he’s part of a generation of dinosaurs with politics and principles as decrepit as their withered old bones.

Neither decrepit nor withered is contextually appropriate.

Peccadilloes was misspelt, now corrected.

Women do not wear skirts to work with John Laws because he’s a charming old man who asked nicely. They wear skirts to work with him because he has more power than them. It’s as simple – and as simply disgusting – as that.

There will be no power imbalances in Ford’s fantasy post-patriarchy, commie “utopia” but only after the liquidation of the left’s Islamist allies. Until then the simple, non-disgusting power imbalance between a boss and the employees will continue to exist. Dumbass.

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