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Date: 06/02/11 11:26 AM

64 Responses to Sexism By `Meowing`?

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    June 2, 2011 at 11:15 am
    Link: Sexism By `Meowing`? - Coalition Senator David Bushby `meowed` at Senator Penny Wong in a recent committee hearing....Funny or blatant sexism?
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    June 2, 2011 at 11:34 am
    Because you don`t equate "catfights" with blokes, love.

    MEOW!
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    DJDoubleb Male 30-39
    382 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 11:36 am
    Should have followed by telling her not to get her panties in a wad.
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    June 2, 2011 at 11:40 am
    Blatant sexism. When a man gets angry, that`s normal because he`s a man. But when a woman gets angry, MEOWR! Catfight!
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    zumtut Male 18-29
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    June 2, 2011 at 11:47 am
    ohhhh....that was bad. I agree with her.
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    SiN_iN_Me Female 18-29
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    June 2, 2011 at 11:59 am
    my kitten keeps meowing...sexist bast*rd
  7. Profile photo of DJDoubleb
    DJDoubleb Male 30-39
    382 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 12:02 pm
    Why wasn`t she in the kitchen?

    Australia, have you no shame?
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    Lukgeezy Male 18-29
    606 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 12:06 pm
    shut up b!tch
  9. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    June 2, 2011 at 12:08 pm
    yeah... very childish
  10. Profile photo of AntPharm
    AntPharm Male 18-29
    950 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 12:10 pm
    thats a man
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    CrazyCatz135 Female 18-29
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    June 2, 2011 at 12:12 pm
    so the same macho do*chebags from high school also run the senate. no wonder why nothing gets done in politics
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    jamesboxy Male 30-39
    233 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 12:12 pm
    Women can`t understand the art of enjoying sexism.
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    ParasyT Male 13-17
    533 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 12:13 pm
    is... is it a woman or a man?....
  14. Profile photo of jamesboxy
    jamesboxy Male 30-39
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    June 2, 2011 at 12:21 pm
    He was not being sexist.He was flirting with her in very subtle way, but as usual women often fails to take the clue and and starts throwing tantrum.
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    xScalawag Female 18-29
    195 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 12:29 pm
    Totally agree with her. If a man gets angry he is being assertive and dominant and `has balls`. If a woman gets mad she is being moody and `feisty` and shouldn`t be taken seriously...in fact meowing almost seems to have a sexual connotation to it as well. He is being very sexist, that is not even a question...he never would have `meowed` at a man that was yelling at him. It`s just as offensive if a black person was getting mad/yelling and someone made monkey sounds at them.
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    the_windy Female 18-29
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    June 2, 2011 at 12:44 pm
    Not only sexist, but just plain rude.
  17. Profile photo of Pandabee
    Pandabee Female 40-49
    857 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 12:44 pm
    Rolls eyes.....MEN!
    Don`t waste your energy, ignore and continue, they`ll never get it.
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    Ender27 Male 18-29
    104 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 12:49 pm
    ok it was blantant sexism and completely unprofessional, however the sheer fact he had the balls to do it made it hlarious ^-^
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    mrpuddle Male 18-29
    385 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 12:51 pm
    Kill all women passed child birthing age.
  20. Profile photo of RealBadNews
    RealBadNews Female 18-29
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    June 2, 2011 at 12:53 pm
    @ jamesboxy
    "Liberal Tasmanian Senator David Bushby meowed at Wong at a hearing when Wong - Australia`s first Malaysian-born and first openly gay cabinet member - fought constant interruptions."
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    June 2, 2011 at 12:59 pm
    Yeah, that was a totally sexist, jackass thing to do. That`s just another idiot politician for you though.
  22. Profile photo of mParfait
    mParfait Male 18-29
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    June 2, 2011 at 1:04 pm
    @jamesboxy
    maybe in high school she would have been over-reacting but what he did was something very unprofessional in a very professional setting.
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    ggolbez Male 18-29
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    June 2, 2011 at 1:04 pm
    I`m with her 100%, that meow is sexist. If a man was sitting in that chair rather than a woman there would be absolutely no comment from that assmunch.
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    human_exile Male 13-17
    875 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 1:06 pm
    is she like an irish/british-jap?
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    zeebeedee Male 50-59
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    June 2, 2011 at 1:09 pm
    High class politicians at your service.
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    evanbartlett Male 30-39
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    June 2, 2011 at 1:09 pm
    I`m unsure if it is sexism or not. What I will say is that he likely wouldn`t have said it if she were a man. Does that make it sexist? Either way, it is disrespectful, regardless of heightened tempers.
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    torisen Male 30-39
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    June 2, 2011 at 1:20 pm
    @freddyferret true, just another jackass politician, and that`s just about the saddest thing about politics.

    Was it really sexist? I kind of get more of a "he`s just a dick" vibe. While maybe not a cat noise he seems like the kind of ass that would make some offhand dismissive comment to a guy in that situation.

    Eh, maybe not, but this guys solidly in the running for D-bag politician of the year, that`s for sure.
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    hatface Male 18-29
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    June 2, 2011 at 1:21 pm
    "Funny, or blatant sexism?" You know, it can still be both.
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    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
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    June 2, 2011 at 1:59 pm
    Wow. I`m glad she said something to him.

    Funny, I had a similar issue yesterday with an older, male coworker referring to younger, female workers as `kiddo`. More of a bad habit than malicious... but it still pissed the skirts off something serious (probably on the rag, amirite?)

    ...well, that post took a weird turn...
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    slidinrides Male 18-29
    24 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 2:01 pm
    Oh lawd, Chinese Harry Potter inbound
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    June 2, 2011 at 2:23 pm
    I didnt know she was a woman to be honest
  32. Profile photo of qwyrxian
    qwyrxian Male 30-39
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    June 2, 2011 at 2:25 pm
    If a particular insult is used only on a single gender, it`s sexism. Plain and simple. His comment was intended to dismiss her plan within the context of her being a female (i.e., "She`s sure being feisty today; isn`t it crazy when women get uppity like this?") It`s equivalent to the idea that when men act loudly and forcefully, they`re strong/assertive/aggressive, but when women do, they`re called bitches. She should press the issue and make his political life a pain.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    June 2, 2011 at 2:27 pm
    The "meow" was completely uncalled for, I don`t care what kind of woman she is, That was just asinine.
  34. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    June 2, 2011 at 3:51 pm
    @gwyrxian- You hit the nail on the head.
  35. Profile photo of lyonartime
    lyonartime Male 18-29
    260 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 4:15 pm
    Wow that was just pathetic. Sometimes I hate Democracy :-/
  36. Profile photo of EgalM
    EgalM Male 30-39
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    June 2, 2011 at 4:23 pm
    I laughed, but only cause I have done that to both men and women. Whenever someone is being pissy and it`s uncalled for.
  37. Profile photo of RdDan
    RdDan Male 30-39
    759 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 6:24 pm
    I agree with her, it was stupid and crass.
    As for sexist well it depends on weather the guy in question routinely makes similair remarks during an arguement, regardless of the sex of the opponent.
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    Gleeballs Female 18-29
    850 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 7:15 pm
    pretty pooty especially since this woman is clearly a lesbian
  39. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 7:16 pm
    Rolls eyes.....MEN!
    Don`t waste your energy, ignore and continue, they`ll never get it.

    You`re being deliberately sexist as a rhetorical device, right?

    I`m in a good mood today, so I`m assuming the best about people.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 7:25 pm
    He is being very sexist, that is not even a question...he never would have `meowed` at a man that was yelling at him.

    Now that you`re claiming to be able to read his mind, I think you should provide evidence that you have the ability to do so. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.

    I`ve meowed at men before, as well as women. I`ve heard men and women doing it at men and women. Sexism doesn`t always exist.

    A while back, David Cameron heckled another MP by saying "Calm down, dear" to them. Nothing was said, because the other MP was a man and in some circumstances it`s normal to insult political opponents in Parliament (as long as it`s done politely). A little while ago he said the same thing in the same circumstances and there were lots of complaints. The only difference was that in this case the other politician was a woman. Some people think it`s sexist to not treat women better than men.
  41. Profile photo of GParadox
    GParadox Female 18-29
    737 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 7:45 pm
    Regardless of the persons sex, that was a rude thing to do.
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    clockwork208 Male 30-39
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    June 2, 2011 at 7:50 pm
    Look at all the guys being defensive. Anything to be on the "right" side.
  43. Profile photo of crystalskyz
    crystalskyz Female 30-39
    359 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 8:00 pm
    Meow Meow Meow. Note to Angilion: I have never seen or heard a man meow or kitty-raarw at another male who was straight. Kudos to you for being progressive. I agree with GParadox that it was rude regardless.
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    Tisjokar Male 18-29
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    June 2, 2011 at 8:36 pm
    Even if it wasn`t intentionally just because she was a women (even though I think it was), thats pretty pathetic of him.
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    BRKNVLTR Male 40-49
    377 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 8:47 pm
    Must be on her period! What a bitch. HA! Oh yes I did.
  46. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 2, 2011 at 9:06 pm
    Note to Angilion: I have never seen or heard a man meow or kitty-raarw at another male who was straight. Kudos to you for being progressive.

    I`m not straight. Some of the people I`ve heard do it are, though. Well, probably. They might have been bi and keeping quiet about it.

    I agree with GParadox that it was rude regardless.

    I agree that it was rude.
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    blckhawk1234 Male 18-29
    518 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 9:10 pm
    Sexism sucks donkey boner
  48. Profile photo of evski1975
    evski1975 Male 30-39
    59 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 10:27 pm
    @human_exile
    "is she like an irish/british-jap?"

    No, she is Malaysian-born. ...And probably the best Australian politician ever to be on the wrong side of politics.
  49. Profile photo of evski1975
    evski1975 Male 30-39
    59 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 10:31 pm
    It should also be pointed out that he apologised publicly shortly afterwards. Out of context, here, it looks bad, but Australian politics is like this most of the time. Check out Paul Keating. Politicians can just wait for the right comment to be politically incorrect enough for them to pounce upon.

    This one was suitably so. Go Penny.
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    surprisefire Female 18-29
    28 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 11:39 pm
    Regardless of if he meows at other men in the same situation meowing is a form of putting women down just like calling someone a bitch is used to say that person is just being a female jerk or calling someone a dick is being the male form of a jerk. It`s a term used to put one sex down. They`re all technically sexist regardless to which sex it`s being said to and if it`s meant or not.

    But, really, it was just immature of him to do it at all.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2011 at 2:17 am
    Yeah he`s giant bellend to all males.
  52. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2011 at 5:09 am
    that`s a she?????
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    June 3, 2011 at 10:02 am
    The dark haired fella, sounds like a female.
  54. Profile photo of Pandabee
    Pandabee Female 40-49
    857 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 11:43 am
    Angilion...;-)
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    DShephard Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2011 at 11:54 am
    Holy Hell, I thought it was a man.

    She was a manlier man than some guys I know.

    If she dresses and makes herself look like that who is she to talk about sexism?
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    surprisefire Female 18-29
    28 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 3:19 pm
    Is she not allowed to look like that? Is there some code that women can`t wear a business suit and if they do it`s sexist?
  57. Profile photo of KittenCereal
    KittenCereal Female 18-29
    956 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 6:01 pm
    DShephard; you are a perfect example of the ignorance that floods the world today.

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    Fleaman1797 Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 12:52 am
    Dyke
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    tuapui Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 5:25 am
    well, its difficult to talk about equal rights and non-discrimination, of not stereotyping, and of treating the opposite sex differently when quite obviously our sexual organs are not the same.

    its like how when a woman touches a man its affection and a man touches a woman it becomes molestation. men and women can never be equal, or be treated equally.

    but everyone has the right to be treated like a human being, and that meowing is totally insulting felines.
  60. Profile photo of crudson
    crudson Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 11:12 am
    Q: If you are sexist to an apparently asexual person is it sexism or asexism?

    A: the piezoelectric effect
    B: Geneva, Switzerland
    C: asexism is not a real word
    D: asexism is not a real word yet
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    Joeraccoon Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 10:09 pm
    They cut it off, but after that outburst, he replied: "i would like to take this opportunity to apologize, I would never had made such a comment, had I known you were such a c*nt"
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    PayN8tention Male 18-29
    907 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 11:22 am
    I wish I could see the people she was reacting too as she was reacting to it, but it looks to me like they were being assh*les. Not funny.
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    zekumi Female 18-29
    400 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 10:16 pm
    God, are old are all of you, really? 13 or 14?

    It`s embarrassing to think that for the most part, I`m younger than you or in the same age group.
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
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    June 6, 2011 at 7:46 pm
    that WAS out of line. would be to whomever he did that to.

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